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  • School Board Approves 2013-14 Budget With Full-Day K

    The Board of Education unanimously approved its 2013-14 budget Tuesday, June 18, with adjustments recommended by Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed to allow the implementation of full-day kindergarten.

  • State Labor Board Dismisses Owner-Operators Complaint Against School District

    The State Board of Labor Relations has dismissed a complaint filed by Newtown’s owner-operators against the Board of Education. Carey Shierloh, a representative for the complainants and a former town owner-operator, said she and several other former drivers she spoke with were very disappointed by the decision.

  • Superintendent Asked To Prepare Budget Plan That Includes FDK

    The Board of Education has directed Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed to develop an example of what the 2013-14 school budget would look like with the inclusion of full-day kindergarten, and report back to the school board before either its June 18 or July 16 meetings.

  • BOE Recognizes Top Students, Retiring Employees

    The Board of Education recognized Newtown High School's high-achieving students, Newtown's Math Olympiad participants, and retiring district employees at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.

    "Ladies and gentlemen," NHS Assistant Principal Jason Hiruo said, "may I present to you the top five percent of Newtown High School."

    The students who achieved grade point averages that rank them in the top five percent of the 2013 NHS graduating class were greeted with applause before the school board and members of the public present for the meeting.

  • Board Names New Sandy Hook School Administrators

    Following an executive session, the Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, May 21, to name a principal and assistant principal for Sandy Hook School.

    Kathleen Gombos, the current principal at R.M.T. Johnson School in Bethel, was chosen as the new principal for Sandy Hook School, and Timothy Napolitano, who currently teaches at Reed Intermediate School, was appointed as assistant principal.

  • School Board Advised Of Accidental Leak Of Confidential Records

    The Board of Education was notified at its May 7 meeting that a letter was recently sent home to roughly 800 parents to advise them that their student’s information was accidentally shared with a single parent in September.

  • School District Implements Budget Freeze

    The Board of Education was informed at its meeting on Tuesday, May 7, the district has implemented a budget freeze for the current spending year.

    With the end of the current fiscal year approaching, Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed and district Business Director Ronald Bienkowski explained why the school district has implemented a budget freeze that will only allow costs that are considered “musts” to go through.

  • "A Spotlight And A Microscope": BOE Authorizes Expenditure For Pre-Construction Services At Sandy Hook School

    During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, April 24, an expenditure of up to $65,000 from the Sandy Hook School Special Revenue Fund was authorized for providing pre-construction services for Sandy Hook School.

  • Vote ‘Yes’ On The School Budget

    To the Editor:

    Newtown voters, please come out and join us in voting “Yes” for the 2013-2014 Board of Education budget on April 23rd.

  • BOE Selects John Reed For Interim Superintendent Position

    The Board of Education unanimously voted during its meeting on Tuesday, March 19, for former Newtown Superintendent of Schools John Reed to act as interim superintendent in the school district, effective immediately. 

    During its Tuesday, March 5, meeting the Board of Education announced it received Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson’s letter of resignation, and by the end of that meeting, the board passed two motions to begin searching for both an interim and a permanent superintendent.