Dattco 11 Farm Rd, New Canaan, CT06840 Established in 1924, Dattco continues to provide school bus transportation as well as charter services to…More municipalities and other public and private organizations. Dattco operates New Canaan's school busess. The companies local headquarters is located in a small trailer building in the front of the New Canaan high school parking lot. Bus schedules and closing and delay updates can be found on the Dattco website.
New Canaan Advertiser 42 Vitti St, New Canaan, CT06840 Published by Hersam/Acorn Publications, the New Canaan Advertiser is a local community news outlet that publishes a…More weekly paper and website. The Advertiser provides news on local political issues, sports, schools and happenings around town. The paper and website also include obituaries, information about arts and leisure activities, and a classifed section with jobs, business services and sales listings.
Education Department 39 Locust Ave, New Canaan, CT06840 The Education Department is the central administrative office for the New Canaan Public Schools, which include the three…More elementary schools, middle school and high school. It houses the office of the Superintendent of Schools as well as the district's offices for human resources, curriculum development and assessment, finance and operations, food service, gifted education, special education, student transportation, and information and communication technology.
South School, located across from New Canaan High School on Farm Road, is one of New Canaan's three public elementary…More schools, along with East and West schools, for students in kindergarten through grade 4. </p>
<p>The school provides vast opportunities for civic engagement and student leadership beyond the classroom including the student council and the Kids in Community Service Program. The school also hosts regular art shows and science fairs, along with a yearly Reading Celebration and Technology Night.</p>
<p>As part of efforts to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation of its students, South School has sustained a nine-year partnership with Webster School in Bridgeport. South's student leadership team brings books and reading materials to each first grade student at Webster during a visit to that school.</p>
<p>The Parent-Teacher Conference organizes after school enrichment programs.</p>
West School is one of New Canaan's three public elementary schools, along with East and South schools, for students…More in kindergarten through fourth grade. </p>
<p>Even before Spanish was added to the regular lesson schedule at all New Canaan's elementary schools for the 2009-2010 academic year, classes in Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese were available to West School students before and after school.</p>
<p>The Student Council, Bus Leader, and Tech Rangers programs provide leadership opportunities for third and fourth graders. The Kids Care Club has organized food, book, and clothing drives to benefit area shelters and food banks. The spring art show provides gallery space for every West School student. Five "CARE Conventions" are held each year during which students can showcase their talents.</p>
<p>If you see a car with its bumper adorned with a green whale, it probably belongs to a West School parent.</p>
The New Canaan Police Department has 43 officers responsible for public safety and law enforcement in town.
<p>The force includes a motorcycle traffic patrol and bike patrol. A full-time school resource officer is in place at New Canaan High School and a part-time officer at Saxe Middle School. New Canaan's Animal Control officers are also part of the force.</p>
<p>The Police Department offers finger printing services, background checks for local employers, child IDs and safety seat installations, and officers will even check on your house when you're away.</p>
<p>If a club, school or organization would like Officer McFadden and K9 Zira to come and do a demonstration they should contact Officer McFadden at: 203-594-3543.</p>
<p>If you're in pursuit of a pistol permit or a raffle permit, they're available here.</p>