New Fairfield officials are making their case again to state education officials about getting a waiver from the 180-day school rule. The schools were closed for five days last month because of the macroburst, but the state Board of Education rejected the request. The district could technically get to the 180 day of classes minimum mandate by holding classes through June 29th.
The local Board of Ed voted to go back to the state saying that by ending on June 22nd, they wouldn't ad undue stress on families still recovering from the storm. New Fairfield Board of Education Chair Peggy Katkocin will make the case in person on Wednesday.
Danbury and Ridgefield will be one day short despite holding classes until June 29th. Three Danbury schools will be two days short due to missed classes following a water main break. The state Board of Ed will consider their waiver requests at the Wednesday meeting.