“We made a difference,” said Wallingford Education Association (WEA) President Lou Faiella, regarding the Board of Education’s decision last night to scrap any plans for consolidating the town’s two middle schools into one. However, the battle to keep both high schools open in Wallingford continues.
A week after coming out in force to oppose school closures and consolidations, Wallingford teachers again expressed their support for keeping all schools open at a follow-up Board of Education meeting last night.
Teachers’ concerns were widely shared by parents and students in the district—as well as many members of the board—who felt that creating “megaschools,” as Faiella put it, meant students could get lost in the shuffle. Consolidating the town’s two existing middle schools would make Wallingford home to the biggest middle school in the entire state. Read more