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Greenwich Teachers to Return to Buildings Monday; CIAC to Evaluate Sports One Week at a Time

After the first two days of professional development were switched to remote, teachers will return to their buildings Monday. Meanwhile CIAC announced that fall interscholastic sports will proceed, despite recommendations from the State Dept of Public Health. Continue Reading →

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QUIGLEY: The Politics of the School Budget Debate and its Aftermath

Submitted by Dan Quigley, RTC chair

For the better part of the spring in Greenwich as the COVID virus swept into town like a dense fog, our community was engaged in a spirited though sometimes ugly debate about the Board of Education budget. Those who agreed with the BET Republicans request that all Town departments, including the BOE maintain a flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year were cast as being “against schools” or “betraying children”. Those who disagreed positioned themselves on the moral high-ground and made a furious case that the BOE alone among all departments should be given a budget increase. This simplistic and extremely disingenuous portrayal of the debate did a great disservice to what should have been an honest and perhaps, illuminating public discussion about budgeting through a crisis. It has also caused significant distress to many in our community. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Schools Superintendent, BOE Chair Letter on GHS Class of 2020 Graduation

“Whatever their plans are for the future, we want them to take these lessons forward with them in life. As it says in the Vision of the Graduate: ‘Respond to failures and successes with reflection and resilience.'” – Dr. Toni Jones and Peter Berntein Continue Reading →

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SWOMLEY: Feelings about Greenwich Schools budget cuts are heartfelt and legitimate.

“Many of our elected representatives on the BET and RTM are opposed to government regulation (environmental and otherwise) on what they consider a matter of principle. They simply don’t like the idea of government spending and Covid-19 is just the latest excuse.” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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