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Consultant to Help Plan for Declining School Enrollment in Milford

The Milford Board of Education hired Milone & MacBroom to assist the Long Range Planning Committee.

The Board of Education, which estimates over the next decade, hired a consulting company to plan for it.

According to an article by the Connecticut Post, the school board voted to hire Milone & MacBroom of Branford for $80,000 to work with its Long Range Planning Committee to determine how best to use school facilities in the future.

The Post said the board’s goal is to announce recommendations by next June.

Joe Della Monica July 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Another consulting firm hired to do the job that should be handled by the almost one million dollar pay roll of our top six school administrators. $80,000 a year for consulting or $80,000 total, no matter how long the process takes. Are we hiring this consulting firm because they have a crystal ball? Who thinks or can even begin to imagine the school age population in Milford to drop more than 15% in 10 years? If the economy picks up and by some stroke of luck we create jobs in this job killing state, what happens then? That kind of thinking, or lack there of is dangerous to the taxpayers of this city. This attitude will lead to more school closings and fewer educational buildings in our city, which after 8 years can't even get renovations to East Shore Middle School right. We are making our city less and less appealing to those from other towns and states, some of which is caused by poor leadership at the federal and state levels and some which is born right here at home.
Susan Carroll-Dwyer July 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
If only the administrators (handsomely paid administrators) didn't feel compelled to create chaos in the school system, retooling it all too frequently, and generally throwing monkey wrenches into the system, our children would be far better off. I truly feel for parents who have two or more children and are split into several schools. Drop in enrollment? I am hardly surprised by that. People who aren't from Milford decided to leave when the system was altered. Yet another consultant? Time to clean house and start from scratch with the school officials. They seem more interested in seeming to substantiate their salaries by trying to reinvent the wheel. Test scores down, enrollment down...time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Andrea Mullen July 14, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Bravo for these comments!! Do we need a consultant to figure out why our roads are some of the worst in the state, too? Alm
tjc360 July 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM
What a crock of crap...
Hadrian July 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I would have done a study for them for $10K and been done in a month. As to Milford roads, yes, they are some of the most piteous in the state. Remember all those years during the Lisman administration when Milford had multi-million dollar surpluses? One of the reasons they had them is that the City was not spending any money on routine road maintenance, one of their basic obligations as a government (the others being police, fire, sewer).
tjc360 July 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM
It amazes me that they can build a firehouse that is brand new, close three and come in under budget and timetable when it really isn't needed, but they cant figure out how to put an addition on a school, create media centers in the ones that don't have them, or balance a budget for our children's education, who is in charge again?
Concerned Parent July 15, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Milford needs a consultant to help train district administrators and the board about what education is all about and to cease teaching to the test. Evaluations should come only once a year and should not be solely used to make decisions about children's educational track.
Joe Della Monica July 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Right on Ed
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