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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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Cyber ​​Security, Smart Boards and Chromebooks Top Tech Demands for New Milford Schools

NEW MILFORD – Schools in New Milford aim to avoid any cybersecurity threat with a proposal to upgrade their technology system. In the district’s five-year tech capital application, which totals approximately $ 478,000 for the 2022-2023 school year, the district’s acting director of technology Jaime Terry said that a way to prevent cybersecurity threats involves […]

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Cybersecurity, smartboards and Chromebooks top New Milford schools’ tech demands

NEW MILFORD — New Milford Schools is aiming to head off any cybersecurity threats with a proposed upgrade to its technology system. In the district’s five-year technology capital request, which totals about $478,000 for the 2022-23 school year, the district’s acting chief technology officer, Jaime Terry, said one way to prevent threats cybersecurity is to […]

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New Milford schools plan to spend $ 75,000 on band equipment, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD – The school district is looking to improve its orchestra program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 Budget Proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $ 5,000 each, which over the next […]

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New Milford schools are looking to spend $75,000 on band gear, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD — The school district is looking to improve its music program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 budget proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $5,000 each – which over the next […]

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New Milford schools are looking to spend $75,000 on band gear, uniforms and instruments over five years

NEW MILFORD — The school district is looking to improve its music program by purchasing new equipment and replacing instruments and uniforms. These requests are part of the band’s five-year capital plan in the Superintendent’s 2022-2023 budget proposal. The plan lists these three items at a cost of $5,000 each – which over the next […]

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Brookfield and New Milford Schools Suspend ‘Screen and Stay’ Due to Rise in COVID Cases

Brookfield and New Milford are suspending a program that in some cases allows students who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 to stay in school, even if they have been exposed to the virus. Both school districts cease participating in the state’s “Screen and Stay” protocol, which the governor launched in early November. Districts cited […]

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Brookfield, New Milford Schools Suspend ‘Screen and Stay’ Due to Rising COVID Cases

Brookfield and New Milford are suspending a program that, in some cases, allows students who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 to stay in school, even if they have been exposed to the virus. Both school districts are ending participation in the state’s “Screen and Stay” protocol, which the governor launched in early November. The […]

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Here’s how Milford schools will spend nearly $ 5 million in funds

MILFORD, CT – At the August Education Council meeting, school officials provided updates on several key topics. Here’s a recap: Foran High School tennis courts named in memory of Richard A. Herman Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia told council that a request has been made to name the Foran tennis courts in memory of Richard […]

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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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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’ COVID Spending Increased Last Month

MILFORD – The return to full-time in-person learning has increased costs, but the school system remains within budget for its COVID spending, according to James Richetelli, director of operations. Schools received $ 8.17 million in federal coronavirus relief funds and elementary and secondary school emergency relief grants, Richetelli said at the April 26 school board […]

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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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Milford Schools Head seeks to increase budget by 2.25%

MILFORD, CT – Superintendent of Schools Anna Cutaia is proposing a budget of $ 99.73 million for fiscal year 2021-22, which will increase spending by 2.25%. The new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. Cutaia’s budget proposal has yet to be approved by the education, finance and municipal […]

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“Virtual Snow Days” for West Milford Schools

With technology upgrades needed to provide ‘virtual learning’ options for students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Township of West Milford School District announced on December 9 that it would be implementing ‘days of virtual snow ”in December 2020 for severe winter weather conditions. The district is seeking parent and teacher feedback on this program […]

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New schools in Milford to switch to distance learning until February

The New Milford School District will transition to fully virtual learning from November 30 to February 1. New Milford Schools Superintendent Michael Polizzi said on Thursday the decision was made based on a recommendation from the New Milford Department of Health due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city and Bergen County, not […]

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West Milford schools to open on September 3 with all distance learning

West Milford School Board voted on Tuesday to start the first four weeks of the 2020-2021 school year fully online, district-wide and delay implementation of the hybrid ‘back to school plan’ district until October 1. Persistent health and safety issues, clarification of required cleaning / disinfection protocols and identification of personnel responsible for performing these […]

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Milford Schools Delay Start Date by One Week to Address COVID-19 Challenges

Pupils in the Milford Exempt Village School District will begin school on Monday August 31, a week later than originally planned. Superintendent John Spieser said on the school district’s website that the district needs more time to prepare due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and because the district has extended the deadline […]

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West Milford schools add more in-person learning after parent feedback

Comments from the reopening inquiries in West Milford resulted in more instruction at the school in September than initially proposed, school officials said. A preference for additional in-person instruction has prompted the district to abandon the county-wide trend of keeping schools closed every Wednesday in the fall, Superintendent Alex Anemone said. The district divided the […]

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Milford’s new schools to reopen in September with hybrid plan

NEW MILFORD – Schools will reopen later and under the hybrid model this school year, said Acting Superintendent Paul Smotas. Students will now return to school on September 8 and teachers will return on August 28, offering teachers a week of training and professional development before classes start. This means that the last day of […]