Town officials fear that new charter school could hurt existing schools

WINSTED — Three town officials have sent a letter to the state’s Department of Education strongly opposing plans for a second charter school in Winsted.

In early August at a Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Teresa Sullivan, executive director for the Connecticut Academy for the Arts (CAFTA), announced plans to open a charter school in Winsted in 2018.

Sullivan said that the school would not be a branch of CAFTA, but a separate entity called Winchester Academy. 

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