The harsh realities of the budget are all coming to fruition everyday by our kids. But who is going to step forward and start thinking outside the box to find long term solutions for these issues that will certainly continue? View Comment
Exactly Mary Jo - thanks for your research, time and candor.
I hope all the citizens remember the lack of leadership, lack of plan, lack of unity and most of all, lack of a cohesive plan for NPS. It was a very sad last day of school today. A day that should be filled with pride and hope was filled with goodbyes, sadness and "what if". June 30th is coming quickly...
I agree. The kids have no sense of routine right now and the teachers can't gain any momentum in the classroom because it's constantly interrupted by snow days. Going forward, this February break needs to go. They just had 1 1/2 off in December, MLK Day - they don't need a vacation, they need an education. A nice vacation in April would be really welcome by the time all of this is over. I understand people have made plans, but let them make the decision to go away or stay in town. View Comment
In the current economic environment, we need to explore every possible area for additional funding. If we can possibly increase our share of ECS funding from the state, this could supplement our school budget and help ease the burden on the Norwalk taxpayers. All Norwalk taxpayers should contact your State Reps and Governor to highlight inequity and request they rework the ECS model so it does not weigh as heavily on outdated proper valuations, but on real life issues such as percentage of families receiving free and reduced lunch.
Moina, I hope you will continue to cover this story.
Doug, thanks for attending the TO COuncil meeting last night and coming with a real solutions we can work on - together.