Thursday evening, Jan. 31, Wilton residents are invited to an information session on SB 454, the proposed bill to consolidate and regionalize school districts. Hosted by the Wilton Republican Town Committee, the event is being described as a non-partisan event to respond to the bill, which has received widespread opposition from many Wilton residents as well as thousands of citizens across the state.
The event is being held at Trackside Teen Center, beginning at 7 p.m.. Bill Lalor, chair of the RTC, has said that the event is meant to help the community organize an action plan and coordinated response. Local legislators from both parties will be at the meeting, including Republican State Representatives Gail Lavielle and Tom O’Dea and Democratic State Senator Will Haskell, all of whom oppose SB 454.
Residents have shared their opposition publicly, on social media, in comments on GOOD Morning Wilton articles and posts, and yesterday at a constituent coffee hosted by Lavielle and O’Dea. A Change.org petition opposing the bill which was started by a Wilton resident has received close to 3,000 signatures to date.