FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 file photo, mourners arrive in a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Friday, January 25, 2013 7:35 am
Newtown school officials seek waiver to testing
The Associated Press
The Newtown Board of Education voted Wednesday night to seek a federal waiver for the Connecticut Mastery Tests, which are scheduled to be administered in the spring.
The News-Times of Danbury reports ( http://bit.ly/WqBTWY) that board members decided the trauma suffered by students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School warranted the one-time waiver request.
Board Chairwoman Debbie Leidlein says she contacted state education officials to inquire about a possible waiver, based on requests from the teachers' union. She says state officials told her they could forward a waiver request to federal officials.
Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com