Stamford parents fill board meeting to save schools

Parents packed a Stamford School Board meeting Thursday evening to confront the possibility of their children's elementary schools being closed.Stamford is building a new magnet

STAMFORD - Parents packed a Stamford School Board meeting Thursday evening to confront the possibility of their children's elementary schools being closed.

Stamford is building a new magnet school that is scheduled to open in 2009. The school board feels an elementary school should be shut down when the new interdistrict one opens.

No decision has been made yet, but K.T. Murphy Elementary, Toquam Magnet and Rogers Magnet schools could be on the chopping block. Parents rallied in support of their children's schools prior to the meeting.

The mayor and school board used the meeting as a chance to discuss all the possibilities of what could happen within the district. Rogers Magnet School parents say they could support losing their school if the new program encompasses kindergarten through eighth grade, a move they've been hoping for at Rogers.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Crews worked Thursday to recover the wreckage of 1 Crews recover East Haven plane wreckage; victims identified
We asked Bronx residents if they believe in 2 Word on the Street: Extraterrestrial life
3 Connecticut Sportscast, Feb. 23
Police say a red pickup truck was speeding 4 Police: 2 killed, 1 injured in Stamford crash
Weston Animal Control officers say a small family 5 Coyote attacks small dog in Weston

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE