As part of the education reform package passed by the state legislature earlier this year, ten new Family Resource Centers have been created in schools around the state, adding to the 62 already in existence. The new Greene-Hills K-8 has been chosen as one of the new locations.
From the press release:
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, together with Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor, today announced that ten new sites for school-based Family Resource Centers have been selected to provide an array of additional wraparound services for children and their families. Expansion of Connecticut’s family resource center network was a key part of education reform legislation signed by the Governor earlier this year. Initiatives include home visitations to screen for child development needs, before- and after-school care, summer camps, child-rearing skills classes, high school equivalency classes, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programming, among other services.
As mandated by the new education reform law the state’s 30 Alliance Districts were eligible to apply for one of the ten new Family Resource Center slots. Selections were made following a competitive process that included statements of interest from districts and an extensive review of applications. By law, Family Resource Centers must be located within public elementary schools.