School cost quadruples to $21 million

WINSTED — After reviewing potential options, the Winchester School District has decided on a plan to renovate and reopen Hinsdale Elementary School that, if approved by residents at a referendum, could cost the town an estimated $21 million.

At previous Winchester School District meetings, school officials said the cost for the project was estimated to be $4.5 to $5 million.

The school building, located on 15 Hinsdale Ave., was closed in 2016 during the district’s state receivership, which lasted from June 2015 to August 2017.

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