The Enfield school board met on Tuesday, and they voted to spend $125,000 to create a new state-mandated district-wide teacher evaluation program.
Board members said they only voted in favor of spending the money because it would hurt the school system if they chose not to do so. There could be repercussions from the state, they said.
During the conversation about the expenditure, board members expressed anger at the state for imposing unfunded mandates on local school districts.
“Do legislators even look at what they are proposing and passing?” said one board member.
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Enfield officials asked state lawmakers Wednesday to put a high-speed rail station in the Thompsonville section of their town.
The local officials who testified at the transportation committee public hearing say they want Enfield to be a stop on the proposed high-speed rail service between New Haven and Springfield. Putting a station in Thompsonville would improve the community’s economy, said town councilman William Edgar Jr.
“Enfield is the hub of north central Connecticut,” Edgar said, explaining that many town residents work in Hartford and in Springfield.