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superintendent's Message:
Dr. Steven Adamowski

Dr. Adamowski
Dear Norwalk Families and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year, and a time for Norwalk Public Schools to continue its progress towards building the most successful city school system in Connecticut! 

I’m pleased to report that over the past year, Norwalk Public Schools made tangible progress with encouraging results in many areas. Although there is still much work to be done, changes initiated in the 2015-16 school year established a foundation for ongoing growth and success of our students in the years to come. There were achievements at every school and every grade level. Districtwide, some of the significant work accomplished last year included: 

  • An increase in instructional time, with an emphasis on time allotted for English Language Arts and math.  

  • A reduction in testing to include only state-required assessments and those that offer the most value for measuring student growth.

  • The launch of Student Based Budgeting, which ensures equity in funding among schools.

  • The establishment of School Governance Councils at every school, giving school communities more autonomy to make their own decisions.

  • The introduction of middle school best practices and support to struggling students. 

  • An expansion in summer learning, with excellent initial results.

  • An increase in the quantity and quality of development opportunities for teachers and administrators, ensuring that Norwalk will have a pool of in-house candidates for future leadership positions.

  • A dedicated focus on improving and expanding services to students with special learning needs under the direction of a new Chief of Specialized Learning and Student Services.

  • The establishment of a full team of talented school leaders and district administrators who combine the experience, professionalism and dedication we need to improve the education of all students.

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2016-17 Weather Decisions
Posted on 12/09/2016
With winter around the corner, NPS wants to remind everyone of our procedures for school closings, delays, early dismissals and after-school programming cancellations due to snow or inclement weather.   READ MORE...
Modern Schools for a Growing City, Family & Community Survey: A New School in South Norwalk
Posted on 10/26/2016
With Norwalk's school-age population is projected to increase steadily in the coming years, our schools are on the verge of running out of space. The Board of Education wants to hear what you think about a new school in South Norwalk.   READ MORE...
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A Message from Mike Lyons: A Look Back, A Look Ahead
Posted on 10/07/2016
Progress and accomplishments -- A message from Norwalk Education Chairman Mike Lyons   READ MORE...
Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Norwalk Early Childhood Center
Posted on 09/14/2016
The Norwalk Early Childhood Center celebrated today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the newly renvoted, state-of-the-art facility.  READ MORE...
Special Education Development Fund Request
Posted on 06/06/2016
Information on the Board of Education's request for a special appropriate to fund the Special Education Development Fund.   READ MORE...
BOE Approves School Calendars for 2016-17 & 2017-18
Posted on 03/03/2016
In response to requests from Norwalk families for earlier approval of school calendars, the Board of Education has approved district calendars for the next two years.  READ MORE...
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