Redding finance board chairman questions need for an SRO

Can’t teachers provide the instructional part of a school resource officer’s job? That question was addressed Thursday night, March 15, at the Board of Finance budget hearing in Redding. The hearing took place at the Redding Community Center and was attended by about 50 people. The 2018-19 budgets were presented for the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Education and Region 9. One of the increases in the Region 9 Board of Education budget for the 2018-19 school year is the addition of $87,085 for a school resource officer for Joel Barlow High School. The SRO would be an addition … Read more

Weston schools officially closed; power outage update

Weston public schools, district offices and the school campus will be closed tomorrow, Thursday March 8, due to power outages and downed trees. Power outages According to Joe Miceli, Weston’s Emergency Management Officer, approximately 76 percent of Weston is without power and there are numerous road closure throughout town. “We are currently in the process of coordinating assets both locally and from Eversource to begin the make safe and power restoration activities. The current conditions are limiting our response to life threatening emergencies only,” said Miceli by email. “When the wind and snowfall subside we will be fully staffed and … Read more

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