Posts Tagged ‘ Board of Education ’

School board wants more info before making food waste recycling decision

July 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education  is seeking more information before it agrees to sign a food waste deal with Covanta Energy. At the Board of Education meeting on June 26, Covanta gave an overview of their plan to install food recycling bins in the schools and transport the solid food waste…

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Officials: No need for worry that tech budget is over

July 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Karen Veilleux, the technology director for Southington Public schools, appeared before the Board of Education recently to gain approval for a request to the state for $1,531,045 in new technology for each middle school. Including both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, the technology request that will be sent to the…

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Mandatory concussion education is set

July 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer School officials are making concussion education and awareness mandatory for student athletes and parents this fall. Eric Swallow, director of athletics for Southington schools, briefed the school board at a recent Board of Education meeting. The focus on concussions comes from an upcoming state mandate. “The State legislature has mandated…

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Peter Romano named new director of operations

July 3, 2014
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Peter Romano named new director of operations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education has officially appointed Peter Romano as the new director of operations for the Southington school system. Out of a pool of 50 applicants, school officials were most impressed with Romano and felt he was the best fit for the job. The rigorous hiring process included screenings…

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Beecher Street property sold ; Former home of Board of Education offices

June 28, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council approved the sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the Board of Education’s administrative offices, Monday night. A public hearing on the proposed sale was held shortly before the council meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission also recently approved the sale of the two-acre property.…

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Elementary guidance grant helps parents, students and teachers

June 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Managing anger, learning to listen, being assertive and showing compassion are just four of many guidance lessons the Southington school district has been able to implement with the help of a federal grant. During the beginning of the school year, Southington received an Elementary Guidance Grant from the U.S. Department…

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Foreign language approved at South End

June 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The first World Language Pilot Program will begin this fall at South End School after the Board of Education unanimously approved the curriculum. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our kids to be enriched,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, during a recent meeting. “That’s an opportunity that didn’t exist…

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New principal at Plantsville School

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of educators and other members of the Southington community stood up and cheered during a recent school board meeting as Stephen Bergin received a framed professional photograph displaying the hands of a first grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. The photograph, presented by a group of teachers, marks…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Budget passed following debate

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council passed the budget Monday night, after hours of debate on the general government side. The school board budget passed unanimously, as presented. During the meeting, council members voted along party lines, 5 to 3, in favor of accepting the governmental budget as presented, which is a total…

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