Sen. Champagne Celebrates ‘Topping-Off’ of New Birch Grove School Construction

August 11, 2020

Sen. Champagne joined other statewide and local officials at the topping-off ceremony of  what will be the new 500-student Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland on Friday, August 7. Following tradition, Sen. Champagne joined officials and other community members in placing his signature on the structure’s final steel beam, which was then put in place.

The $46 million project is slated to be completed next August. Substantial cracking in the foundation of the former Birch Grove Primary School from pyrrhotite prompted the town to take on this project.This is the first school project of its kind in the state of Connecticut that addresses crumbling foundations.