Two community conversations are being held in Newtown to discuss the future of the Sandy Hook school facility. Town officials say the purpose of these events are to provide an opportunity for the community to share their ideas and in turn, listen to the thoughts of others.
There is no formal agenda for the open discussion, though there will be some brief opening remarks about the role of the state and federal government going forward. In an email update to residents, town leaders say there will be different views expressed and that every person in the conversation wants to do the right and best thing for the community, for Sandy Hook, for the students and for Newtown families.
Members of the Boards of Selectmen, Education and Finance along with the Legislative Council will be on hand, but as community members not elected officials. The meeting will be moderated by Fran Pennarola.
The forums are Sunday from 3pm to 4:30pm at Newtown High School and next Friday the 18th from 7pm to 8:30pm.