Debra Hess

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BET Republicans: We Welcome Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones

“We are optimistic that Dr. Jones will serve our school district for many years to come and will honor and respect those principles that brought global renown to our schools and Town.” – Republican BET Members and Republican Candidates for Re-Election to the BET – Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington Continue Reading →

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Republican BET Members: All Greenwich Should Be Concerned

“As the incumbent Republican members of the BET running for re-election, we all pledge to do our best in the upcoming campaign to earn your trust so that you can return us in November as the majority party on the BET.” – Current Republican BET Members and Republican Candidates for Re-Election to the BET Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Greenwich Schools Convocation Emphasizes Putting Joy Back Into Education

A theme during convocation 2019 was the impact individual teachers have on students.. Dr. Toni Jone reminded teachers that every day matters and that even remarks made on the first day of school might be remembered by a student in 40 or 50 years. Continue Reading →

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Smooth Sailing As Republicans Unanimously Endorse Slate for Nov 5 Election

“Everyone is unified at this moment. There is no division. Everyone is in support of the candidates who have been and will be nominated tonight, exemplified by the fact that there won’t be any votes tonight.” – RTC Chair Rich DiPreta Continue Reading →

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BET Public Hearing Yields Opinions on Cardinal Field, NW Fire Station, TAG, Foam Trays

A public hearing at town hall drew those in support of a northwest fire station as well as skeptics. There was testimony about removing Styrofoam trays from Greenwich Schools cafeterias, and of making all the district’s facilities ADA Compliant. Several people lamented the state of Cardinal Field. The GAF said they’d raise 20% of the cost of phase 1, with a focus on new bleachers and temporary bathrooms to replace the port-o-potties. Continue Reading →

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Republican Members of the BET: Right Projects, Right Financing

“The BET has a long-standing practice of borrowing money for short maturities for our town’s capital improvements. This practice has kept taxes and debt manageable, a success for every resident. In contrast, a few voices are calling for increasing the borrowing term to the life of the capital project – in other words, moving from our successful ‘modified pay-as-you- go’ method of financing to longer term borrowing.” – Republican BET members, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Republican BET Members Share Budget Discussions and Priorities

Bill Drake, Debra Hess, Karen Fassuliotis

The six members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation ask the Board of Education define programs with well-defined measurable goals and discontinue or change those programs with minimal student benefit. “It is time for the BOE to re-examine headcount growth and the rising costs of schools.” – Michael Mason (Caucus Chair), Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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