By AARON and DIANE YOUNG | rural Norwalk
At its Jan. 16 meeting, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School Board passed a motion to proceed with an April referendum to make updates and improvements to the school facilities. Having attended recent board meetings, we have seen preliminary plans and have heard financing discussions. We are excited about the plans and the benefits that will be provided for students and to our N-O-W community.
In the coming weeks, more information about the proposed project will be available. Plans include updates in the science department, industrial technology, agriculture facilities, a suitable venue for theater, music, and community presentations, an outdoor learning area and track, along with other much-needed improvements. Funds earmarked for parts of the project already have been granted. Due to historical and ongoing frugal fiscal practices by our school district, the project can be completed with minimal impact on our taxes.
We urge N-O-W School District residents to learn about the proposal as information becomes available in the coming weeks. The school board and administration are working hard to provide facilities in which our students get a well-rounded, quality education. We believe the multifaceted referendum proposal is a needed step. We owe it to our community to become well-informed voters. Watch for forthcoming news!