School Board, Selectmen Meet Tonight

A busy night for town government; meanwhile, state legislators prepare for a Newtown Action Alliance town meeting.


State legislators -- including John McKinney (R-28), Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2) and Lonnie Reed (D-102) are gearing up for a town hall meeting hosted by the Newtown Action Alliance, a group that hopes to facilitate changes to reduce gun violence, at Newtown High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

But Newtown's Boards of Selectmen and Education will meet tonight to discuss other matters in meetings scheduled for the same time. According to the town's web site, the Board of Selectmen's agenda will include:

  • Maintenance Bond Release, Road & Drainage Work Agreement: Oakview Rd, “Regency at Newtown”, Toll Brothers.
  • A resolution for a $144,000 bond appropriation for boiler replacement and other upgrades at Hawley School.

The Board of Education will discuss and possibly act on the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school calendars, according to the agenda on the town's web site. The meeting comes as some tension has built between Superintendent Janet Robinson and the board following controversial statements Robinson made to the press regarding

"The chorus that sang from Sandy Hook at the Super Bowl is a chorus of Sandy Hook students led by their music teacher," she told CNN. "I do not know for sure who the other group is." Robinson apologized Friday for the statement, saying both groups had "best intentions to help the community," according to the Danbury News-Times.

 Newtown's Board of Selectmen will meet 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Municipal Center. The Board of Education will meet 7:30 p.m. at Reed Intermediate School.


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