DERBY — The first meeting of a group studying whether the Ansonia and Derby school systems should regionalize has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Derby City Hall at 1 Elizabeth St.
The “temporary regional school school study committee” has up to two years to study the issue and come up with recommendations.
Any changes to the structure of the Ansonia and Derby school systems would have to be approved by the majority of voters in both cities.
Both Ansonia and Derby are economically-distressed communities with school systems that are considered “under-performing” by state education officials.
Regionalizing or consolidating the schools in some manner could be a way to save money and improve learning, advocates hope.
There are five people from Ansonia and five people from Derby on the committee. A person from the state department of education completes the roster.
The members from Derby are:
1. Barbara DeGennaro
2. James Gildea
3. Tara Hyder
4. George Kurtyka
5. Ronald Luneau, Jr.
The members from Ansonia are:
1. Lorie Vacarro
2. Tracey DeLibero
3. John Izzo
4. Steven Adamowski
5. Joseph Jaumann