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Danbury Sister Schools Plan Coming Next Year

The Danbury Board of Education agreed to the proposal to create sister schools between Shelter Rock and Great Plain elementary schools, and the same relationship between Mill Ridge Primary and Hayestown Avenue school.

To help with overcrowding next year, the Board of Education agree the best option for the schools in the 2012-2013 school year will be sister schools.

In this arrangement, when too many students sign up for Shelter Rock, a school that is typically overcrowded, some students from that school will attend Great Plain Elementary School. If too many students sign up for Mill Ridge Primary, another crowded school, some students will attend Hayestown Avenue School. For information about Mill Ridge Primary, click the name. For information about Shelter Rock Elementary School, click the name.

"This is a moving target," said Deputy Superintendent Bill Glass. "As we monitor these numbers, we're not crazy about any of these options. We're trying to make the best of a bad situation."

This year, about 11 Shelter Rock students are attending Great Plain. Superintendent of Schools Sal Pascarella said since the board already agreed with this plan for this year, no board action is required for 2012-2013.

Irving Fox, board chairman, reminded Pascarella the board had told residents during the Broadview overcrowding meeting, it would vote on a plan this year for next year, and he scheduled a vote on this proposal at the board's next meeting.

Irving Fox November 10, 2011 at 01:52 PM
To clarify, the vote will occur at the Board's next meeting on Tuesday, 11/22. The meeting begins at 7pm at the district offices - 63 Beaver Brook Road

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