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Showing 5/12/2021 to 2/19/2021

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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2021

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NPS move to change SGC policy prompts parental objections

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk School Governance Councils, instituted five years ago as a way to guide individual school development,... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2021

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NPS agenda prompts fear of redistricting

Rilling promises land acquisition for South Norwalk school NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is prepared to move forward with its... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2021

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Norwalk BET approves 2021-22 budget, using federal money to keep taxes flat

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s officially a “zero percent” increase for Norwalk Public Schools this year, though City departments have... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2021

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NPS calls Norwalk budget strategy ‘fiscally irresponsible’

NORWALK, Conn. — A debate over what constitutes “the greatest good” that can come of federal COVID-19 relief money... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2021

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Consultants recommend ‘one school renovation a year’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk would ideally spend $20-30 million a year for two decades to update its schools, according... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2021

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NPS pushes back, warning of ‘cliff;’ City focuses on efficiency audit and collaboration

NORWALK, Conn. — The “cliff” feared by Norwalk Public Schools now has a dollar figure attached to it –... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2021

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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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