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Marchers Will Protest Cuts to Norwalk Schools

NORWALK, Conn. – An email making its way around Norwalk encourages residents to show up at City Hall Thursday to protest large cuts to Norwalk schools that could include teacher lay-offs.

"We need to send a clear message to our elected officials that they cannot decimate our public schools and expect to stay in office," the email states. "They have pushed their political posturing too far this year at the expense of our children's futures and our property values."

The email is a response to Tuesday's marathon Common Council meeting , where Democrats engaged Republicans in a spirited debate about making up a $4 million Board of Education shortfall [discovered in late April,] and the government's bureaucratic approach to the problem. The meeting ended at about 12:30 a.m. after a resolution designed to help the board was tabled.

"Our children need your support! Our town needs your help. YOU can make a difference," the email reads. It urges people to come to City Hall and make their presence known before the next meeting on the topic Thursday.

"Bring a sign (please keep it respectful and to the point) and come whenever you can make it between 4 and 7 p.m. Show your support for Norwalk Public Schools!"

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