UPDATE: If you're planning to attend tonight's Town Hall meeting and would like to ask questions, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to put your name on the list. Names will be chosen by a drawing at 6:45 p.m.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will host a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday evening at in West Hartford as part of his Education Reform Tour. The tour began last Thursday in Hartford.
The West Hartford Town Hall meeting is scheduled to take place from 7-8 p.m. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will appear with Gov. Malloy, and as a team they plan to discuss the six principles for education reform which the governor has proposed to the state legislature.
According to the governor's office, the Education Reform Package seeks to:
- Enhance families’ access to high-quality early childhood education opportunities
- Authorize the intensive interventions and enable the supports necessary to turn around Connecticut’s lowest-performing schools and districts
- Expand the availability of high-quality school models, including traditional schools, magnets, charters, and others
- Unleash innovation by removing red tape and other barriers to success, especially in high-performing schools and districts
- Ensure that our schools are home to the very best teachers and principals – working within a fair system of performance-based evaluation and professional development, that values skill and effectiveness over seniority and tenure
- Deliver more resources ($50 million in ECS), targeted to districts with the greatest need – provided that they embrace key reforms that position our students for success.
The Town Hall meeting is open to the public, and West Hartford residents are invited to ask questions and provide direct input.
A PDF summary of Senate Bill 24, "An Act Concerning Education Competitiveness," has been provided.
To check the most up-to-date list of dates and locations on Governor Malloy’s Education Reform Tour, visit http://governor.ct.gov/educationtour.