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  • Joining The New Information Revolution

    To the Editor:

    As we approach the next referendum on the education budget, it would seem appropriate we consider why the budget was voted down on two previous occasions.

    Many residents in Newtown are wondering about the reason why we were asked last time to answer  same two questions about the budget being too high or too low. I thought they got their answer in the first budget vote. Are they going to insult our intelligence and ask the same questions?

  • Superintendent Reed Begins Budget Advocacy Campaign With Video Message

    Less than 12 hours after the Legislative Council acted to reduce the school district’s budget request by another $300,000, Acting Superintendent John Reed was recording a two-part video message to the community, helping to launch a get-out-the-vote effort he promised to support through a third round referendum June 4.

  • 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.

  • Show Support For Our Schools

    To the Editor:

    With the budget referendum vote taking place next Tuesday, April 23rd, now is the time to show our support for our schools and teachers.  We currently have openings for principals at Newtown Middle School, Reed Intermediate School, and, tragically, Sandy Hook Elementary School.  If we want to attract outstanding candidates for these leadership positions, we need to let them know that our town is committed to excellence in education.

  • Finance Bd. Reviews School Budget, Security Dialogue Begins

    Along with a presentation on the Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the Board of Finance also heard from the Police Commission and a representative of a Security Committee for the first time on measures that could be taken regarding school security at its special meeting on Tuesday, February 26.