NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools students can highlight June 20 on their smartphone calendars as the last day of classes for the current school year.
This is assuming there are no more snow days or other unexpected school cancellations, and that the Board of Education votes to approve the end of year schedule at its Tuesday night meeting.
According to information contained in the BOE agenda packet, and pending BOE approval, the final week of school – June 16-20 – will be a short one, with two-hour early dismissals Monday through Thursday. On Friday, high school students will be dismissed for the summer at 11:40 a.m. Middle schoolers get out at 12:25 p.m. Early elementary pupils – Fox Run, Jefferson, Marvin and Naramake – will attend from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and late elementary pupils will go from 9:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
While the students will be on early dismissal, teachers will work full days. Monday and Tuesday will be professional development days for elementary and middle school teachers.
Also on Tuesday night’s agenda is a discussion and possible approval of a Memorandum of Intent between NPS and the South Norwalk Community Center regarding an “After the Bell Program.”
The program would provide South Norwalk children with accessible after-school programs in their own neighborhood, where there is currently no elementary school.
According to information in the agenda packet, children from South Norwalk – District 99 – currently are bussed to eight different schools throughout the city. Many get on a bus at 8 a.m. and come home at 4:15 p.m. , with no “late bus” transportation available for those wishing to attend after-school programs.
“In addition” the information sheet says, “parent involvement is stymied because of the travel distance and the fact that families must also take public transportation or taxi cabs in order to visit their child’s school.”
The agreement with SoNoCC would establish an after-school program for South Norwalk children beginning in September 2014. The memorandum states it is the intent of NPS to expand the program to at least one other site for the 2014-15 year or in 2015-16.
Read the full information sheet here: After the Bell Program memorandum of intent
Also the agenda is a superintendent’s report on bullying.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room A300 at City Hall
Agenda: Agenda 4-8-14
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