Protect Our Independence

For the second time in three years, legislative action proposed in Connecticut’s General Assembly would impact NFA’s independence. The tabs below indicate the current and former legislative proposals.

Governor’s Bill 874, introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly, mandates public representation on NFA’s private Board of Trustees. The Bill would alter NFA’s independent governance model and, effectively, end the community-driven mission that the Academy has upheld since 1854.

Norwich Free Academy was built on a commitment to independence. Our founders saw that, when free from politics and conflict of interest, their school could focus on developing students into productive, contributing members of their communities.

Today, over 160 years of independence empowers NFA to meet student needs in ways that are innovative and affordable. It allows for a breadth of opportunities that sets the Academy apart.

Please take a moment to read more about NFA's History of Independence.