Sen. Kissel Applauds Approval of State Grant to Renovate John F. Kennedy Middle School in Enfield

July 22, 2019

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) applauded the state legislature’s approval of a nearly $60 million school construction grant to support the renovation of John F. Kennedy Middle School in Enfield.

Today, Sen. Kissel voted in support of the measure, which will provide Enfield with a $59.4 million grant to help fund the reconstruction and renovation of the middle school, an $84.4 million project approved by town voters last November.

“This grant is a tremendous opportunity for Enfield to invest in our middle school with important repair and expansion work,” said Sen. Kissel. “The renovation will enable our town to offer our children the best education possible in an environment that meets their needs. I want to thank all those who worked together to advocate for Enfield and those at the state who recognized our need to improve safety, modernize technology and add classrooms to best support our students.”

The John F. Kennedy Middle School plan is to expand the size of the school, adding approximately 36 classrooms, 10 special classrooms, a new auditorium, a renovated gym, a new cafeteria and kitchen, new administrative office space, and class space for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). The plan also calls for new safety measures, a new boiler, and removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).