There's trouble at . As editor , the building is not meeting the needs of the elementary school that now resides within its walls. Built in 1929, the building used to serve as Branford High. Now named after John B. Sliney, the elementary school is struggling to make use of a building that, while it has a lot of charm, also has a number of hazards for current students and a number of hurdles for staff and faculty to overcome.
After filling out Nicole's poll (attached to this story below) on what you think should be done with the building, let me know what you know about the school? Right now, 42 percent of readers think the school should be rebuilt; 35 percent think it should be renovated; 14 percent say turn it back to the town; and 7 percent say, 'Do nothing. The school is fine as it is.'
Were you a student when it was Branford High, or in its early days as Sliney? Already there's some chatter on the Growing Up in Branford Facebook page about memories of Sliney when roller-skating was held in the gymnasium on the weekends.
How many schools have resided inside those walls?
And just who is John B. Sliney? He's come up in a number of articles for this column, and I'm glad to get the chance to explore his biography a little further!