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7:58 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Newtown school chief sees extended stay in Monroe

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Newtown's schools superintendent says Sandy Hook Elementary School probably cannot find another home by the start of the next school year as suitable as the school now used in Monroe.

The previously vacant Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe has been used since last December's shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six educators. It was renamed Sandy Hook Elementary to provide continuity for students, parents and staff. Superintendent Janet Robinson said Tuesday that Monroe could not be better hosts.

A decision has not been made about whether Sandy Hook students will return to Chalk Hill for the 2013-14 school year.

The Connecticut Post reports that Newtown has spent at least $90,000 renovating Chalk Hill.

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