Tag Archives: Alliance District


Board dealing with cut in Alliance grant

NAUGATUCK — For the first time since the state began awarding grants to Alliance Districts in 2012, Naugatuck saw a decrease in its funding. Naugatuck’s grant was cut about $400,000…


Board OKs plan for grant

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education has approved a plan on how to use its share alliance district funding. The Naugatuck school district is considered an “alliance district,” one of…

Holly DaSilva, a guidance counselor at Salem Elementary School in Naugatuck, stands inside the school last week. With Alliance District money, Naugatuck hired part-time guidance counselors for all its elementary schools, hoping to improve student performance by helping kids work out their problems before middle school. –RA ARCHIVE

State funds bring counselors to schools

NAUGATUCK — When a third-grader at Western Elementary School crumpled up a math worksheet and refused to keep working, the teacher called the school’s new guidance counselor, Holly DaSilva. Instead…

The Naugatuck Board of Education discusses the grant the district received from the state for being one of 30 Alliance Districts during its meeting Sept. 13 at Andrew Avenue Elementary School. The district received more than $635,000 to pay for various programs and positions. -LUKE MARSHALL

State OKs extra funds for Naugatuck schools

NAUGATUCK — Extra state funding will help the Naugatuck school system pay for teacher evaluations, guidance counselors, and internship programs, but not a computer literacy teacher. Naugatuck received more than…