Category Archives: Schools

BOE votes to switch benefits manager

NAUGATUCK — A month ago, the Board of Education was $7 million away from reconciling what will likely be a zero-percent budget increase for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. After rounds…

Historic school will close its doors

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/BOE-package-040110.mp3″ text=”Salem School to shutter”] NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education voted, 5-3, Tuesday night to take Salem Elementary School offline and turn the building over to the borough,…

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Long River roof project passes with 82%

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/roof-referendum.mp3″ text=”Middle School Gets its Roof”] PROSPECT — On yet another day when merciless rain seeped through Long River Middle School’s porous roof, the building got a reprieve that…

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Latest R16 budget cuts leave 1.93% increase

PROSPECT — Communications from municipal insurance brokers have generally been bad news bulletins this budget season, but Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Jim Agostine told the Board of Education last…

Region 16 BOE wins contract arbitration

PROSPECT — Three months after the Region 16 Teachers’ Association rejected a mediated, three-year contract with the Board of Education, an arbitration panel has upheld the agreement. The district’s interim…

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Woodland class spawns grassroots group

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/woodland-for-women-worldwide.mp3″ text=”Woodland for Women Worldwide”] BEACON FALLS — As Woodland Regional High School social studies teacher Deb Flaherty prepared for the inaugural semester of a course entitled contemporary world…

Borough BOE considering insurance switch

NAUGATUCK — Faculty and staff employed by the Board of Education may see their health insurance policy manager change from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Cigna this year,…

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Officials agree: LRMS roof a necessity

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/LRMS-Roof.mp3″ text=”Soggy Days at Long River”] PROSPECT — A quarter of an inch. It’s a seemingly negligible measurement, in the scheme of a 59,736 square-foot roofing project, but it…

Parents speak out at BOE forum

NAUGATUCK — The school board believes it can save between $1.2 million and $1.6 million through a reconfiguration plan that would close one school building. But parents who flocked to…

Schools: Many questions, few answers

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education invited 26 representatives of its 11 schools to share their thoughts about four proposed redistricting plans with the Facilities Subcommittee Tuesday night. Those 26…