NORWALK, Conn. – Among the ambitious goals and plans that have been laid out by Norwalk Superintendent Manny Rivera is a new school for South Norwalk.
No decision on whether it would be a new building or in the South Norwalk Community Center.
Rivera disclosed that information Thursday at the Mayor’s Night Out.
“We are … having very serious discussions about opening another school in the South Norwalk area,” he said. “I believe we need to have one to serve families in the South Norwalk area. … Hopefully that will evolve to a point where it will become reality, not in the too far distant future, but where we are able to put all the pieces in place.”
Rivera’s comments were made in response to a number of complaints about no schools in the neighborhood. Georgiana Scott said her grandson goes to Silvermine and she rarely attends any of the events he is involved in there. He’s doing fine, she said, but, “We have the South Norwalk Community Center … it is in the neighborhood, why can’t it be underutilized for education and entertainment? It’s there, it’s available,” she said.
On Friday Rivera declined to elaborate.
Asked via email if he was thinking of building something new or using the South Norwalk Community Center, he replied, “It could be one or the other.”