New Haven's alternative school set to close - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New Haven's alternative school set to close

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Domus Academy in New Haven will close its doors at the end of the school year.

It's a turnaround school that helps students return to a traditional school environment.

The interim superintendent says the closing comes as a result of impending budget cuts and other factors which make it harder to continue the program.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Reginald Mayo stated, “after much thought and consideration and in consultation with our partners at Domus we ultimately concluded that due to impending budget cuts and other factors we could not continue this program. Domus has done good work with the young people of New Haven that have been referred to their program for the past 8 years, particularly those students who meet the agreed upon profile criteria most closely.  As we pivot forward and as we review the core needs of the District I believe we need to adjust our programming at this time and reinvest in other alternatives for this population of students.”

Domus Executive Director Mike Duggan said in a statement, “It has been a pleasure to work with New Haven Public Schools and to provide services and supports to the students referred to our program.  We look forward to potential future partnerships with the New Haven community and New Haven Public Schools as we continue to pursue our mission to support students through our behavioral and support services model.”

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