Wethersfield High School Could Lose Accreditation

The school was slapped with a warning because of dangerous conditions.

Wethersfield High School is in disrepair and the school could lose accreditation if the problems are not resolved.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges gave the school a close inspection and the results aren’t good.  Parents learned about this on Tuesday night and started to worry about their children's future.

The outside of the building is crumbling, chairs in the auditorium are held together with electrical and it hasn’t been a safe place to be.

"You go in, the roof is full of mold there are no doors,” Rodrigo Rivera, a student, said. 

Rivera told NBC Connecticut that the roofs leak and there’s no temperature control, which has made learning very difficult. 

 “It’s hard if you’re taking a test. You’re not comfortable and you’re not going to do as well; not to mention, the science labs are completely out of date and that’s only part of the problem,” Rivera added.

The situation has been so bad, the New England Association and Colleges just gave the district a warning and said repairs are a must. 

On Tuesday night the principal took the inspection report to the school board and explained if there isn’t a plan of action by January, Wethersfield High School could get put on probation and even lose accreditation. 

“Our school is in desperate need of repair,” Principal Thomas Moore said.

Fixing the school would cost more than $70 million, money Wethersfield doesn’t have and finding the funds could be a challenge.

“The future of Wethersfield is really at stake,” Martha Conneely, a parent, said. 

In two weeks the issue will go to voters, and they will decide on fronting the bill for renovations.

“This is an investment we need to make in our community. This is an investment we need to make for our children,” Conneeley added.   

If the referendum doesn’t pass, many people in Wethersfield said they will fight to find a solution.           

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