Board of Ed Passes “Scheme B” for New Leb

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The Board of Education voted at last night’s meeting to approve Scheme B for
a new, New Lebanon Elementary School. This plan calls for a new school building
to be built on this field along William Street and just downhill from the existing

Scheme B was passed by a 6-2 vote after many parents, coaches, and members of the
community voiced their opinions on which plan would work best for the Byram school.
One group had scheme B signs in support of the plan that will provide more green
space, ball fields, and safety for children, according to officials.

The other option was Scheme D. This plan called for a new building to be built on
the existing school’s location, meaning the students would have to be bused to
other schools around Town during construction.

The Board of Selectman will now vote on municipal improvement status of the Board
of Education’s recommendation at a special meeting on Friday June 19 at 2:00 at
Town Hall.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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