New motions filed by Killingly BOE and student health center advocates

Dueling legal motions were filed over the weekend by the Killingly school board and proponents of a 2022 school-based health center proposal following fresh discussions on the issue and ahead of the start of a state inquiry.

The Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to discuss and possibly act on a recommendation by a board subcommittee to contract with Community Health Center, Inc.. or CHCI, and allow the group to operate a school-based health center at Killingly High School.

The discussion comes months after the board voted against a proposal to engage Generations Family Health Center to provide similar student behavioral health services.

Killingly High School

That rejection in March led to a citizen petition, a state Department of Education investigation and subsequent ruling by the state Board of Education to hold a formal inquiry into the board’s alleged failure to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of the district’s students.

What are Killingly residents and parents asking for, legally?

On Friday, the Concerned Residents/Parents of Killingly Students, the same group that filed the original April petition alleging the school board “failed to meet the educational interests” of its students, filed for intervenor status in the pending state hearing with panel members.

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