In May 2018, The Connecticut General Assembly approved Public Act 18-169, which appropriated funding for a school consolidation study for the Cities of Ansonia and Derby. In accordance with Connecticut State Statutes §10-39 through §10-43, the cities' Boards of Aldermen subsequently appointed members of the Temporary Regional School Study Committee (TRSSC).
The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments function in the study is to serve as fiduciary and contracting authority. Following a quality based selection process for a study consultant, District Management Group, of Boston, MA, was selected as consultant.
The study will analyze a number of areas regarding the advisability of combing school districts. It will also analyze potential cost savings or operational efficiencies resulting from shared services in separate school districts.