Community and parent focus groups concerning New Milford's upcoming schools transition will begin in January.

Arum & Associates LLC, the project managers for the public schools' transition, will host daytime and evening focus groups.

Evening meetings will take place in the library/media center of each school.

Parents attending daytime meetings are encouraged to contact the school prior to the meetings so approved visitor badges can be prepared ahead of time.

A community focus group will be held Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Sarah Noble Intermediate School along Sunny Valley Road.

Parent focus groups will be held Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at John Pettibone School along Pickett District Road; Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Northville School along Hipp Road.

In addition, sessions will be held Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Hill and Plain School along Old Town Park Road; Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Sarah Noble Intermediate School along Sunny Valley Road; and Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Schaghticoke Middle school along Hipp Road.