Category Archives: Region 16

Region 16 school news


Project progresses as school approaches

BEACON FALLS — As the first day of school gets closer, construction crews are hard at work at Laurel Ledge Elementary School. The crux of the renovation and addition project…


Classes ready to resume

Students in Region 16 and Naugatuck will return to school after one last, long summer weekend. The new school year starts Tuesday in Region 16, which covers Beacon Falls and…


Tenure ends for superintendent

REGION 16 — After more than two and half years at the helm of the Region 16 school district, Superintendent of Schools Tim James is passing the torch. Aug. 29…


Region 16 hires technology director

REGION 16 — The Board of Education has appointed Matthew Brennan as Region 16’s new director of technology. Superintendent of Schools Tim James announced the hire in a letter last…


Running to honor fallen soldiers

  BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School Principal Kurt Ogren admits he has lost a step since the days he ran cross country and track at Hamden High School…


Schools announce guidelines for programs

The Naugatuck and Region 16 school districts have announced their policies for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals or free milk. The income guidelines…


Business as usual at Long River

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School has reopened completely, a month after the school was forced to close due to asbestos exposure. As of Aug. 11, it was business as…


Board, new school chief agree to terms

REGION 16 — The Board of Education has reached a contract agreement to officially make Michael Yamin Region 16’s next superintendent of schools. The contract, which runs through June 30,…


Work begins on safety improvements

REGION 16 — A series of security improvements in Region 16 schools is under way. Work to install tamper-resistant glass at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls has started….


Board OKs changes to evaluation plan

REGION 16 — After seeing a new teacher evaluation plan in practice, Region 16 officials have revised the process for the coming school year. Evaluating teachers is nothing new in…