Daily Five: School Board to Consider Paid Parking for High School Students

Five Things To Know, Monday, Dec. 3

1.  Today is Monday, Dec. 3. The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 53 degrees.  The low will drop to 43 degrees tonight.

2.  The Groton Board of Education’s policy committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the school administration building and will discuss whether to have high school students pay for parking. Other topics on the agenda include use of the districts policy on bullying, use of the baseball field and using other school fields and facilities for profit.

3.  On Wednesday, a liaison committee of the school board, city council, town council and Representative Town Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the media center of Claude Chester Elementary School. Topics include the budget process, playing fields, and updates on redistricting and contracts.

4.  It’s a bit of a ride, but the Wood Memorial Library and Museum in South Windsor holds its Gingerbread House Festival and Display at 10 a.m. today through Dec. 14. The display is free. The library at 783 Main Street South Windsor is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and from noon until 6 p.m. on weekends.

5.  The Southeastern Connecticut Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Groton Public Library. Jenn Ezzell will talk about bills legislators have submitted and rate them.

Dave December 03, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Bad idea. Are they going to charge students for lockers next? Coin operated bathroom stalls? School should be free. Don't give me this bologna about the US being in a recesion and having to cut funding. The anti-tax people have been using that excuse forever.
augie42 December 03, 2012 at 08:28 PM
If you are from a family of taxpayers, you already paid for the parking. This is a bad attempt at raising revenue. Surely, the Board can come up with something better than this idea.
Brett Vondeck December 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I live in Groton and pay taxes. I 've already paid for parking for everybody that needs it at the schools. Maybe teachers should pay for parking at least they have jobs and benefits. Most students are broke.


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