June 29, 2012 | last updated June 29, 2012 1:58 pm

CT awards $2M to Wheeler Clinic's school

The State Bond Commission approved Friday $2 million to expand and renovate Wheeler Clinic's Northwest Village School in Plainville, authorities say.

Wheeler Clinic said the school, at 91 Northwest Drive, originally opened in 1984 as a special educator to serve up to 150 pupils in kindergarten through grade 12 with learning disabilities and related emotional difficulties.

Today, the school serves 210 students from 60 Connecticut communities, cramping its facilities, Wheeler said.

The renovation will, among other things, add 14,000 square feet of classroom and instructional space, and improve energy efficiency with new lighting, heating, ventilation and other systems.

Founded in 1968, New Britain's nonprofit Wheeler Clinic provides some 30,000 children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and mental-health counseling and wellness services.

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