Karen Hirsh

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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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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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Parents Urge BOE to Offer Healthier, More Appealing School Meals

A dozen parents testified that school lunches are unhealthy. There were assertions the menu is unreliable and amount to false advertising. The plea for healthier lunches is perennial, but now there is survey data and comments from parents. There are 20% of kids on free/reduced lunch, but there are also families willing to pay more for healthy food. Kids at GHS order food deliveries to the curb. Parents of grade schoolers and middle schoolers across town are dropping off lunch to their kids from places like Chipotle. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Schools Convocation Kicks off with Standing Ovation for Ralph Mayo

There was much energy in the air at convocation which was held in the GHS performing arts center on Monday morning. Speakers included Ralph Mayo, Peter Bernstein, student government president Alexander Kosyakov, GEA president Carol Sutton, and CT Teacher of the Year Program Michele Giorlando DeRosa.
The event concluded with a keynote address from motivational speaker, Eric Sheninger Continue Reading →

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Newly Formed Superintendent’s Start/Dismissal Time Steering Committee Exchanges Thoughts

“This shouldn’t be polarizing. It should be done without throwing out the science of sleep. I fear this will bee seen in the context of a political movement. We’re honoring the science of sleep, but realizing some small adjustments could make a big difference – we will not surrender or retreat.” – GHS headmaster Chris Winters Continue Reading →

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