The committee charged with examining the layout of future schools in Naugatuck settled on a new middle school model where students from grades five to eight are on one property.
The Long Term School Facility Planning Committee as part of a complete reconfiguration of all the borough schools. The committee is charged with looking at the future of Naugatuck education 15-20 years down the road.
As reported in The Citizen's News, which has a full article on the approval of the plan, Mayor Robert Mezzo said the five-eight model was simpler than the alternative, a K-6 elementary model and a 7-8 middle school model.
The Long Term School Facility Planning Committee had successful put forth a proposal to renovate Naugatuck High School to the tune of $81 million. That passed at referendum by a 2-to-1 margin and now borough officials are in the pre-construction phase.
Editor's Note: The previous headline was incorrect. There was no vote by the Board of Education although this item has gotten some approval from the Long Term School Facility Planning Committee.