Category Archives: Schools

School board OKs budget transfers

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last week approved three budget transfers to balance the books for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The board approved transferring a total of about $310,500…

Issues persist at school playground

BEACON FALLS — School officials have started locking the gate to the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School again after a child fell from the playscape, which officials believe someone…

Police investigate report of suspicious person near school

NAUGATUCK — Police investigated a report of a suspicious person with an object, possibly a firearm, in the woods outside Salem Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to the…

Region 16 shows growth in SAT performance

PROSPECT — In the four years since the state of Connecticut adopted the SAT as the standard to measure English language arts and math proficiency in high school, Region 16’s…

Naugatuck sees drop in SAT scores

NAUGATUCK — When it comes to Naugatuck’s results on the SAT this spring, Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke has a straightforward message. “It’s nowhere near where we need to be….

Region 16 celebrates golden milestone

PROSPECT — When Priscilla Cretella moved to Beacon Falls, there was talk about dissolving the regional school district the town formed with Prospect. Rather than join a committee that was…

Region 16 announces guidelines for free, reduced meals 

PROSPECT — Region 16 announced its policy for determining eligibility for free or reduced-price meals under the national school lunch and school breakfast programs. The income guidelines (pictured in the…

Free breakfast, lunch for all borough students

Naugatuck school board opts for districtwide participation in federal program NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck schools will offer free lunch and breakfast to all students in the coming school year through a federal…

Region 16 celebrating 50th anniversary

PROSPECT — Region 16 is holding a celebration on Friday to mark the school district’s 50th anniversary. The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Long River Middle…

Change made to sixth-grade schedule 

PROSPECT — Administrators have slightly changed the schedule for sixth-grade students at Long River Middle School. Previously, sixth-graders had four core classes — language arts, science, social studies and math…