Category Archives: Schools

Recently adopted books exemplify new tech

Heavy backpacks might not be a concern of local doctors and parents for too much longer. The Region 16 Board of Education recently approved the adoption of three new Glencoe…

Committee recommends new school

PROSPECT — An ad-hoc committee formed to study options for the Talmadge Hill property has recommended a preschool-through-grade-five facility for the 47.2-acre site. The committee was formed in December 2009…

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Drums for Troops: Students’ efforts lauded

BEACON FALLS — Capping a week of owning up to one’s activities—or lack thereof—during the Vietnam conflict, Woodland Regional High School Principal Dr. Arnold Frank marched to the podium in…

Local Iraq veteran returns to students’ cheers

Children at Laurel Ledge Elementary School greeted U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Baluha of Beacon Falls as he arrived home Wednesday from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hundreds…

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Region 16 budget squeaks by at referendum

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/R16-Referendum.mp3″ text=”Split Decision”] PROSPECT — The support of Prospect voters was enough to counteract Beacon Falls’ rejection, and a $36.6 million Region 16 school budget passed at referendum Tuesday,…

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Students showcase talents at Pride Night

NAUGATUCK — Exploratory education took center stage at Naugatuck High School recently, as educators reminded the community that a cash-strapped school district does not equate to a talent-strapped student body….

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Region 16 budget set for May 4 referendum

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will learn next week whether it has satisfied taxpayers’ desire to keep spending under control when a $36.6 million school budget goes…

Board of Ed. presents budget

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/joint-boards-package.mp3″ text=”Redistricting, state mandates and ‘scare tactics’”] NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last Thursday presented its 2010-11 budget request—which represents an $899,000, or 1.6 percent, increase over the…

Borough expects $1.2m decline in revenue

NAUGATUCK — Mayor Bob Mezzo learned of a projected $1.2 million revenue loss for the 2010-11 fiscal year shortly before the Board of Education met Monday night to pare its…

Parents worry about class sizes

NAUGATUCK — Even though enrollment in the borough’s public school system is at a low ebb—it has dwindled by about 15 percent since 2001—the closure of Salem school, which has…