Parents in the Norwalk City Schools district expressed their concerns about the future of the gifted education and ABLE programs during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Grand Avenue resident Christina Downey said she is concerned about the speculation due to what seemed to be last-minute decisions “for those not in the loop.” She requested the board make “transparent reports” about decisions and changes being made “without spin (and) without euphemisms.”
Downey, quoting a written statement from her 8-year-old son, said he encouraged the district “to keep ABLE because sometimes it is hard for kids to sit and listen to the same old thing.”
“It gets really boring and it’s not fair to the pupils. I think ABLE would be good because sometimes your brain is higher than other people think and ABLE would help because it will bring you to higher levels in schools and you can be with people with the same smarts as you,” the boy wrote.