Boucher named to committee overseeing school construction

State Senate Toni Boucher (R-26) has been reappointed to a pivotal committee in charge of reviewing and prioritizing school construction regulations and projects for the state.

“This role is a great opportunity to ensure that appropriate and beneficial school construction projects are completed and financed with proper oversight,” Ms. Boucher said.

Ms. Boucher, one of eight members on The Committee to Review School Construction Regulations and Priority Listings for School Construction Projects, will be tasked with determining if property listings are compliant with Connecticut General Statute and standards and regulations established by the State Board of Education.

“I am honored to have been reappointed to this committee,” Ms. Boucher said. “I have been a long-time champion of better education and schools for the children and future generations of our state.”

The committee has a two-year term that will run until June 30, 2014.

As the current ranking member of Education Committee and the Higher Education Committee, Senator Boucher helps to oversee legislation relating to the state Department of Education, local and regional school boards, Connecticut Public Universities and Community Colleges, state libraries, museums and other historical associations. She previously served as Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Children, working on legislation dealing with children’s issues.

This year Ms. Boucher was named by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance as a Children’s Champion. She also received the award in 2009 and 2012.