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Showing 4/9/2021 to 2/9/2021

Norwalk Public Schools gives update on end-of-year activities, new survey, strategic plan

NORWALK, Conn. — The dates for high school graduations and middle school promotion ceremonies are set, but the exact... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2021

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City to consider athletic fields as location for new Norwalk High School

Updated, 3 p.m.: Information added, headline adjusted. NORWALK, Conn. — The City has settled upon an architect to design... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2021

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Norwalk Council questions school bathroom needs

NORWALK, Conn. — Two Norwalk Common Council members are pushing back on parental perceptions that middle school bathrooms need... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE considers two schools on Chestnut Ave site

Updated,2:16 p.m.: PDF added, NPS PowerPoint presentation. NORWALK, Conn. — A radically different concept for South Norwalk school construction... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021

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Norwalk BET’s ‘0%’ funding for NPS will create a fiscally irresponsible ‘cliff’

We are greatly concerned by the recommendation last night to hold the Norwalk Public Schools budget to a zero... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021

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Former BMHS Principal Koroshetz appointed to Norwalk BoE

NORWALK, Conn. — Suzanne Koroshetz will assume the Norwalk Board of Education seat given up by Barbara Meyer-Mitchell. Koroshetz,... (Read more)

3 / 31 / 2021

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BOE Roundup: Questions about return to school; survey about spring break; food services recognized

NORWALK, Conn. — Transitioning Norwalk Public Schools away from hybrid learning won’t be a “cookie cutter process,” Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2021

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Norwalk BET hears parents plead for school funding

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk parents turned out Wednesday to pressure the City’s tax board to fund Norwalk Public Schools.... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2021

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Incoming kindergarten, neighborhood data on display at Norwalk ACTS’ quarterly meeting

NORWALK, Conn. — Connecting data to the needs of the community and using it to drive the questions, find... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2021

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Norwalk Public Schools juggling additional student needs with budget restraints

NORWALK, Conn. — The COVID-19 pandemic has created many additional challenges for students and families that the school system... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2021

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Norwalk political notes: Taxes, last resorts and a narrow escape from a heart attack

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political tidbits for you: Tax sale rescheduled Tax collector pleased with tax collection rate... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2021

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Meyer-Mitchell resigns from Norwalk BoE

NORWALK, Conn. — Barbara Meyer-Mitchell has resigned from the Board of Education, effective Friday. Meyer-Mitchell was first elected in... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2021

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Leaving the Norwalk Board of Education, after making significant progress

It has been an honor to serve on the Norwalk Board of Education and celebrate and support the success... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2021

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NPS ponders layoffs and other cuts, slams Lamont ECS freeze

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s “a certain level of anxiety” in Norwalk Public Schools due to talk of layoffs, Norwalk... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2021

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Norwalk Planning Commissioners to Rilling: Fund the driveway, fix bathrooms

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Planning Commissioners have pressured Mayor Harry Rilling to spend more capital budget dollars on Norwalk... (Read more)

3 / 10 / 2021

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Norwalk offers COVID-19 clinic just for NPS staff

NORWALK, Conn. — A mass vaccination effort for Norwalk teachers, educators, and childcare professionals took a giant leap forward... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2021

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Our perspective on the Norwalk education budget and Kydes amendment

Every February, like clockwork, our City budgets meet in the Thunderdome in what regularly feels like a “battle for... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2021

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Approved city budget will require tough choices for NPS

This week, the Common Council voted 10-5 to approve a budget cap for the 2021-22 city-wide budget that was... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2021

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Norwalk Council sets budget cap

NORWALK, Conn. — Cries of “painful cuts” for Norwalk’s school system are sure to intensify with Tuesday’s Common Council... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2021

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Norwalk political notes: Dems gain, Rs show a loss

Plus: an NPS accounting and an OHPA inquiry NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political info for you: Norwalk Republicans... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2021

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NPS responds to Common Council statements

The Board of Education and Norwalk Public Schools would like to address incorrect information that was presented at Thursday’s... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2021

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NPS needs 4.6% increase

As a long-time resident of Norwalk, I’m saddened by the attitude I encounter as a real estate agent:  I... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk CFO’s recommended budget gets preliminary green light

NORWALK, Conn. — The proposed Norwalk budget gap – said by Board of Education members to be short of... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2021

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State’s largest teachers’ union urges educators be prioritized in vaccine rollout

Connecticut’s largest teachers union is calling on the state to prioritize educators during the next stage of the COVID-19... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2021

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Funding Norwalk Public Schools is an investment that will pay off

Tough budgets require us to step back and ask where our true priorities lie. Let’s take that point from... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2021

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City should fund our 4.6% operating budget increase request

In January, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent’s 2021-22 Operating Budget request. At the time the Board was... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2021

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Norwalk CFO and NPS superintendent go head-to-head in latest budget talks

NORWALK, Conn. — With charges of “misleading statements” and “cherry picking facts” hanging in the air, Norwalk finance chiefs... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2021

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City vs BoE round III: NPS rebuts Norwalk CFO’s ‘misleading’ facts

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s CFO has cherry picked facts and presented misleading information to justify shifting taxpayer dollars to... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2021

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Dachowitz presents budget to Norwalk Common Council

NORWALK, Conn. — Henry Dachowitz continued pointing a frustrated finger at the Board of Education as a primary reason... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2021

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CFO reveals proposed Norwalk budget; BoE ‘very concerned’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s finance director has recommended a $400 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year, an... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2021

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