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Newtown School Chief Sees Extended Stay in Monroe

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
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The former Chalk Hill school in Monroe is now the new Sandy Hook Elementary School. Students returned to class on Thursday, the first day since the mass shooting in the former school last month.

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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 on 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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