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The Stamford Public Schools works in close collaboration with the City of Stamford to effectively address the current and future needs of our school campuses and facilities. 

SPS makes decisions guided by our mission, goals and data, applying this approach to all aspects of our school systems, including staff, facilities, budgets, and culture.

Throughout the process, we hold listening sessions to obtain feedback from parents, teachers, students and community members. 

SPS Operates 22 School and Program Sites, including 3M+ Sq. Ft of Building Space and 300+ Acres of Property.

Facility Projects Fall Into Three Categories

Repair, Maintenance, Safety and Security

  • Funded by BOE Operating Budget

  • Repairs and Preventative Maintenance to existing facilities and systems

  • Managed by BOE Facilities

Small Capital Projects
  • Funded by BOE Capital (Short Term), BOE Operating, and/or Grants (COPs Grant, ESSR, Alliance Construction, Etc.)

  • Enhancements and Improvements to existing facilities and systems

  • Managed by BOE Facilities, City Operations Director of School Construction, or City Engineering Department


Large Capital Projects

  • Funded by BOE Capital (Long Term Bonding) and Grants (State School Construction Grants, ESSER*, ARP, Etc.)

  • New Construction and Planned Expansions

  • Infrastructure replacement and upgrades

  • Managed by City’s Operations Director of School Construction and City Engineering Department.  (*ESSER by BOE Facilities)



SPS Long-Term Facilities plan

In December 2022,  in support of the SPS Long-term Facilities Plan, the state approved the construction of a new Westhill High School building with an 80% reimbursement rate (occupancy targeted for 2028-2029). The state also increased the reimbursement rate of all eligible construction projects to 60%, up from 20%. This new rate of 60% will be applied to the construction of the new Roxbury K-8 school (occupancy targeted for 2028-2029). 

In June, 2023, SPS submitted its 3rd application to the state’s Office of School Construction and Grants for the South End School Campus funding for a two-building campus, including a K-4 and 5-8 school. 

Long-Term Facilities Plan work currently in progress includes:

Westhill High School:

  • Approved for state reimbursement in December 2021 
  • Design begins July 2023
  • Occupancy for 2027-28 school year

Roxbury K-8: 

  • Added to state priority list in December 2022
  • Design begins December 2023
  • Occupancy for 2027-28 school year

South End K-4 & 5-8 Schools  

  • Proposal due to state in June 2023

Long-term Facilities Capacity and Target Timeline:

long-term facilities chart


Contact Info

Name Title
Cindy Grafstein City/BOE Joint Facilities Officer
Kevin McCarthy Director of Facility Operations
Michael Smith  Director of Facilities - Capital Projects