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BOE Extends Schools Chief Contract 2 Years Despite Reluctance of Two Members

After some angry voices during the public hearing, Dr. Toni Jones was given glowing reviews from six board members. Two board members said they’d prefer a one year contract extension instead of two, in order not to “tie the hands” of new members of the board in the fall. Continue Reading →

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Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS

Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. Continue Reading →

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First Selectman’s Proposed 20-21 Budget: What’s Cut? What’s Funded?

Cuts include police directing traffic on Greenwich Avenue. New would be “Pay As You Throw” at the dump. Residents would not have to pay to to recycle, but would be required to purchase special bags for their trash at local retailers. Continue Reading →

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BOE Forum Touches on Personalized Learning/Screen time, Achievement Gap, Superintendent Retention

There are three Democratic candidates for two seats – Gaetane Francis (incumbent), Christina Downey and Karen Hirsh.

The other candidates – Republicans Joe Kelly and Karen Kowalski are assured spots on the board. Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Is the Board of Education Stacking the Deck…Again?

Fields at Central Middle School. File Photo

“Over the past two years, the Board of Education has been misleading and evasive about their position on artificial turf for middle school fields.” – Real Grass for Healthy Kids
Jude Braunstein
Liane Tel
Arthur Yee, MD
Susan Rudolph
Warren Silver Continue Reading →

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2019 Distinguished Teachers Honored in Moving Ceremony

“Self reflection is especially difficult when what makes these six individuals amazing is instinctive. They may not even realize they’re doing it. They engage with each and every one of their students in a different way….Your students are going to remember you for their entire lives.” – Peter Bernstein, Chair, Board of Education Continue Reading →

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