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AFT’s Weingarten to Visit Newtown

At the media availability, Weingarten, Kuroski and McKeever will discuss their impressions of progress teachers and other school employees are making in their recovery and issues that remain concerns, including greater access to mental health services in the community, gun safety and school security.
At the school board meeting, Weingarten will present a collage as a tribute to the six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago.
WHAT: Media availability with AFT, Newtown Federation of Teachers and AFT Connecticut leaders.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 PM.
WHERE: Municipal Building, small conference room, located at 3 Primrose St. in Newtown. 
DIRECTIONS: When you get to the Municipal Building, drive around to the far side, where the Board of Education is located. Take the second door on the left into the board offices. Go towards Dr. Gejda’s conference room. The conference room we’ll be using is down that hall, last room on the left.
NOTE: Reporters can dial in, using the conference-call number: (877) 873-8018 with passcode 7600264.
WHAT: Brief remarks and presentation of artwork at Newtown school board meeting.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 PM.
WHERE: Municipal Building, Board Room, located at 3 Primrose St. in Newtown.
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The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators. Follow AFT President Randi Weingarten on Twitter at @RWeingarten.

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