Rich Harwood in Hartford Courant about Sandy Hook Decision
Newtown Will Build A New Sandy Hook Elementary School At Existing Site
By Matthew Sturdevant
May 10, 2013
A new Sandy Hook Elementary School building will be built at the site of the existing school, a task force of town leaders decided Friday night. The school, at a cost of almost $60 million, will take the place of the old building, where a mass shooting Dec. 14 took the lives of 26 children and educators.
The committee of town leaders, meeting for the fifth time, made its decision through a unanimous voice vote. The group was charged with deciding whether to extensively renovate the existing school, rebuild at the existing site or build a new school elsewhere.