Christina Downey

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GHS Class of 2021 Celebrates a Live Graduation on the Heels of Historic Pandemic

The Greenwich High School class of 2021 was able to enjoy a live graduation.
“We have the rare opportunity to experience everything in our lives as though it is for the first time. So go and make your firsts.” – Meredith Blanchard, Class of 2021 president Continue Reading →

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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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BOE Talk about Budget Process Turning Partisan

“What we need to do is instruct and guide the Superintendent who is still new and doesn’t really understand the context of Greenwich. Sean (Sean O’Keefe, COO) is even newer and doesn’t understand the context of Greenwich…We need to guide our new employees who may not understand the dynamic in Greenwich and what is accepted.” – Peter Sherr 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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Possible Ice Rink on Tennis Court, Egress Road at GHS Discussed at Special BOE Meeting on Cardinal Stadium

The special Cardinal Field committee agreed unanimously on a design, but Architect Russ Davidson split it into two phases because he said there are elements that require Wetlands Review that could slow down the whole project. Others disagreed. 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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