Groton superintendent to update school board on racial imbalance
Groton – Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner will update the Board of Education on Monday about how he is responding to the state’s request for a plan to correct racial imbalance.
The state cited Groton in May for a racial imbalance at Claude Chester Elementary School and gave the district until Sept. 12 to submit a plan to correct the imbalance.
The state considers a school out of balance if the percentage of minority students attending the school is greater or less than 25 percent of the district average. Claude Chester had a minority population of 68.2 percent at the time, compared to a district average of 43 percent.
In June, Graner said he planned to submit the district’s future school construction program as the way Groton would address the racial imbalance. That plan is still in the works.
Graner will update the school board on the issue during its meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at Mary Morrisson Elementary School.
Stories that may interest you
More than in his previous books, Tallamy puts a magnifying glass on the problem of habitat fragmentation.
What started out as another one of Lindsay Strand's "crafts of the month" has turned into a successful business with an international following.
Electronic signs along Routes 2 and 32 in the vicinity of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun warned motorists to the dangers of COVID-19.
The City Council postponed final action on the proposed 2020-21 budget to allow more time to deliberate on difficult possible budget adjustments to the city manager’s proposed $131.9 million combined school and city budget.