Category Archives: Schools

School board transfers funds to absorb cuts

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week transferred $939,279 to contingency to cover cuts in state education funding. A prolonged state budget stalemate came to an…

State denies reimbursement for school land

REGION 16 — School administrators are hoping that a meeting with state officials will change their minds on a decision to deny any reimbursement for the land bought for Prospect…

School board re-elects Neth-Kunin as chair

NAUGATUCK — Republican Dorothy Neth-Kunin was re-elected as chairwoman of the Board of Education last week. Neth-Kunin chaired the board the last two years after serving as vice chair for…

Inspection of school’s sprinkler pipes underway  

REGION 16 — School officials will soon know the extent of an issue with sprinkler pipes rusting at Woodland Regional High School. Between June 6 and Oct. 9, seven different…

Report praises early childhood center

NAUGATUCK — The Early Childhood Center at Central Avenue received high marks in its accreditation report from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The school received 100…

Region 16 to keep Narcan in schools

REGION 16 — In a step officials described as being proactive, Region 16 schools will soon keep a drug used to combat an opioid overdose on hand. The Region 16…

Candidate profiles: Region 16 Board of Education (Prospect)

The Citizen’s News asked candidates running for Board of Education in Prospect in the Nov. 7 municipal election four questions. There are four candidates running for two seats on the…

Candidate profiles: Naugatuck Board of Education

The Citizen’s News asked candidates running for Board of Education in Naugatuck in the Nov. 7 municipal election four questions. There are eight candidates running for eight seats on the…

Board debates how to handle rusting sprinkler pipes

REGION 16 — Region 16 officials are determining the next step to take to deal with sprinkler system pipes that are rusting and rotting at Woodland Regional High School. Superintendent…

Soft drinks stolen from school concession stand

NAUGATUCK — Police are investigating the theft of soft drinks from the concessions stand at Naugatuck High School. Police said the suspect or suspects broke into the concessions stand, known…