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Salaries, utilities among reasons for Milford schools budget request

MILFORD — The school district has requested $102 million for the 2022-23 school year budget, an increase of about 2.3% from the current budget of $99.7 million. “While I believe we have been a leader among our Connecticut State colleagues in staying ahead of the academic needs of our young people and responding quickly to […]

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Milford schools discuss bonds, books and group

The Milford Exempted Village School of Education board met Feb. 17 to discuss the latest bond bond, a book issue, and to recognize high school band members. Brian Rabe, Treasurer, presented the link. Earlier, voters approved a bond measure in the November 2021 general election to build a new middle school for grades six […]

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Milford schools to receive $250,000 from NFL grant

MILFORD, Ohio — The Milford Exempted Village School District has received $250,000 from the Cincinnati Bengals through the National Football League Foundation’s Grassroots program. The grant is for the installation of an artificial turf pitch at Milford’s Charity J. Lucas Memorial Field, a multi-purpose sports facility. The opening ceremony in Milford is scheduled for August, […]

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On the first day back, New Milford schools hope for a more ‘normal’ school year

NEW MILFORD – More than 3,700 children got out of bed Wednesday morning, brushed their teeth and carried backpacks over their shoulders on their first day of school. Masks in hand, the students of New Milford returned to schools that looked and felt much more “normal” than those of last year. “Each new school year […]

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Safety, infrastructure funding approved for Milford schools

MILFORD – More than $ 665,000 was recently approved by the School Facilities Construction Standing Committee to fund school safety and infrastructure upgrades in Milford Public Schools. “One of Milford Public Schools’ highest and most enduring priorities is to ensure that our school buildings are safe, healthy, orderly and caring places that support and promote […]

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Milford Schools Honor Educators and Parent of the Year

MILFORD — Milford Schools has honored a middle school guidance counselor, high school cookie baker and PTA parent as teacher, para-educator and parent of the year for 2021-21. “This year, more than any other, we are so grateful for the selfless and enthusiastic work of all of our winners,” said Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia. […]

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Milford schools see $ 84 million in upgrades and ‘high prices ahead’, official says

MILFORD – The city’s public schools plan to spend up to $ 84.7 million on capital improvements over the next five years, according to the school system’s 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan. The plan has no money attached and is typically used as a planning aid to anticipate the needs of the school system over the […]

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Milford New Schools teachers create music video with Dua Lipa song to encourage summer reading

NEW MILFORD – It all started with an idea to motivate students to read during summer vacation. It ended with a three-minute music video featuring teachers and other staff singing rewritten lyrics to a popular song from TikTok and YouTube. In response to the New Milford Public School’s K-8 summer reading initiative and the Connecticut […]

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Milford Schools Budget for ‘Wants Against Needs’ Case

MILFORD – The Education Council has approved a 2021-2022 budget that members say meets the needs of the city’s students, but pushes back most of their desires. “I think the administration had to make some tough choices,” said board chair Susan Glennon. “I am convinced that this administration knows what is needed.” The board of […]

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Milford schools: keep your child at home if they are sick

Pictured, Pattison Elementary students made in January as the school board’s recognition month. Pictured are Dave Yockey, Emily Chesnut and Chris Hamm, members of the Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education. Photos provided. By Brett MilamEditor The Milford Exempted Village School Board of Education met on January 21 to discuss the decision to close […]

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West Milford Schools Could Use COVID Closure Savings on New Grass Field

WEST MILFORD – Cost cuts triggered by the impact of the pandemic on school operations could provide the district’s central campus with a second artificial turf pitch. School board members discussed two possible sites for a new synthetic turf surface: Ray Kilgallen Field, the baseball and field hockey field behind Westbrook Elementary School, and Robert […]

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New schools in Milford to close for 2 days after COVID case

NEW MILFORD – The city’s five schools will close for two days starting Thursday after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19 just days after the students returned. The New Milford School District has announced that students will resume distance education at home and teachers will also teach at home. New Milford […]