Julian Curtiss School

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BET CHAIR: There is a Process for Approving Capital Funds

“It is not fiscally prudent to ask for bids after the total cost was appropriated – practically speaking, you wouldn’t tell a contractor what you will be willing to pay before he had a chance to offer an estimate as to what they felt it would cost to do the repairs.” – Michael Mason, Chair, Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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RAMER: Whose Budget is this ?

Jeff Ramer - Greenwich Free Press

” Low taxes are great. Stinginess is not. One time gimmicks that compromise fund balances, risk funds, and sound capital financing certainly are not. To me, these party-line votes were mean and unsound budgeting.” – Jeff Ramer, Democratic member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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Open Letter from BET Republicans to JC PTA and Families: We should not add more classrooms nor add new common spaces.

“As you may know, enrollment in our Greenwich Schools is declining, creating excess classroom space across Greenwich’s 11 elementary schools. In fact, due to this declining enrollment, we now have nearly enough vacant classrooms to accommodate a mid-sized elementary school.” – Michael Mason
Karen Fassuliotis
Bill Drake
Leslie Tarkington
Debra Hess
Andy Duus Continue Reading →

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LETTER: With Declining Enrollment, Renovation Of Julian Curtiss Should Prioritize ADA/HVAC & Safety

“Although the JC proposal includes ADA and HVAC upgrades, which are necessary, it also includes; Pre-K infrastructure (constructing two classrooms), construction of a Science Room, expanding/relocating the cafeteria, relocating the media center, building a courtyard, adding a breezeway and expanding administrative offices. These are nice additions, but none are necessary for the school to function properly in an era of decreasing enrollment.” – Alex Popp, Linda Tommasino and Bonnie Zeh Continue Reading →

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MORIARTY: I Support Julian Curtiss Renovation Project and BOE-approved Ed Specs

“When the BET votes on April 1 to approve the FY22 budget, I will be supporting the inclusion of design funds for the Julian Curtiss School renovation project and the BOE-approved Educational Specifications.” – Leslie Moriarty, Democratic Caucus Chair, Board of Estimate and Taxation Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Schools Chief: Covid Cases Trace to Ice Hockey, Basketball, Birthday Party – Urges Caution at Halloween

“As of today, we have had 13 positive cases in the district. After contact tracing, the cases have been attributed to outside events – mainly ice hockey, basketball and a birthday party.” – Dr. Toni Jones, Oct 22 BOE meeting 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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