With Derby high School graduating only 62 senior graduates this year — isn’t it time for Derby officials to be thinking about a cost-saving-outsourcing of Derby High School to a neighboring city? Even Emmett O’Brien Technical School, which formerly shared their football program with Derby High School in recent years, graduated 115 students.
In a similar circumstance, considering the current State of Connecticut budget crunch, it would be prudent for state officials to consider merging Emmett O’Brien with nearby Platt Technical High School in Milford if Emmett O’Brien had only graduated 62 students. The small, land-locked City of Derby appears to need to evaluate a similar alternative.
Shelton leads valley area High Schools with 1379 students, followed by Naugatuck with 1214 students. Platt Tech has 821 students, followed by Seymour with 765 students, Woodland Regional with 616 students, Oxford with 591 students and Emmett O’Brien with 540 students Ansonia High has 539 high school students.
The enrollment information on Derby High School will not be available until July 8.