Parents and students react to proposed Wallingford School consolidation plans

Education

Parents and students in Wallingford are expected to speak out against plans to possibly consolidate several schools in town at Lyman Hall on Monday night. 

A Board of Education meeting is set for Monday night at 6 p.m. in Wallingford at Lyman Hall.

One plan? Includes keeping things as is and even renovating the schools they have.

But two different options would include merging schools and that means shutting down schools, like the middle schools and even combining the two high schools in town.

The town hired a firm to because they need to do something in regards to the declining enrollment, aging buildings that will need more, and money to maintain over the years.  

Plus, they say the buildings they do have were not designed for the security measure most schools have today. 

These are also problems not unique to Wallingford however. Several towns and cities are plagued with the same problems in the state.

Here in Wallingford, they are taking action, but so are the students, parents, and educators who are already starting a petition that has circulated town with close to 2,000 signatures 

So, if you want the Board of Education to hear your voice before they come up with a final plan, the committee is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m.tonight at Lyman Hall High School. 

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