New School For South Norwalk Is Under Consideration

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Norwalk Superintendent Manuel Rivera said the district would explore opening a new school in South Norwalk.
Norwalk Superintendent Manuel Rivera said the district would explore opening a new school in South Norwalk. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Superintendent Manuel Rivera discussed the possibility of creating a new school in South Norwalk during a recent Board of Education meeting, according to thehour.com. 

Riera said the school would be established to help address the growing issue of residents without a home school that reside in District 99, thehour.com reported. 

The process of establishing the new school could take up to 12 months, thehour.com said. 

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Wonderful idea. Neighborhood schools a major plus for all students. Why do I seriously doubt Silvermine, Cranbury, will close?

Those teachers should have first dibs at that new school if this should go through.

If they decide to do this for the So Nwlk community that means, no bussing them out of district any longer, the numbers will drop drastically for those schools, will these schools be able to run with a handful of kids in them. What's going to happen for the kids that are in their districts. Sivermine, wolfpit, cranbury will be at risk of closing? If that's the case, the BOE will be right back to square one. Teachers may lose their jobs once again, they better think twice before doing something this big. I hope they have consideration for the families the students and staff at those particular schools if not everyone will be in jeopardy of losing something out of this deal

If they do that will we stop bussing SONO kids into other area schools? If not why worry about residents without a school in their district? Either districts matter or they do not. If we are going to ignore them like we do now then a new school is a waste of money if we have room in existing schools.