Kathleen Stowe

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Camillo Eager to Move School Administration to Privately Owned Office Space Rental; Issue RFP for Repurposing Historic Havemeyer Building

“Has any work been done to see the true cost of repairs, bringing the building up to code and ADA compliant? It is a gem of a space. There’s so many ways we can use that space to share with members of the community.” – Karen Hirsh Continue Reading →

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BOE May Hire Attorney for Second Opinion on Wetmore ‘Section 99 Memo’ Delaying CMS Timeline

BOE members balked at being advised they couldn’t seek a second opinion. Meanwhile, the building committee did not want to “pause” to focus on just the MI approval process, but rather to proceed with both design documents as part of the “study and survey” process and the MI approval. Continue Reading →

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Is Election Silly Season Creating a Stalemate on Superintendent Contract Renewal?

The BOE voted 4-4 down party lines on a one-year contract extension, Republicans voting yes for one year and Democrats voting no, preferring a 2-year extension. The motion failed to pass. On a motion to extend the contract for two years, there was another tie vote down party lines. That motion also failed to pass. BOE chair Joe Kelly announced he would not be seeking another term in the November election and that was more reason for the superintendent’s contract extension to be one year, not two. Continue Reading →

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BOE Dems Press for Conditions for Approval of Use of Hamilton Ave School for St Roch Church Feast: Not in Perpetuity, No Alcohol on School Property, Leave Field in Pre-Feast Condition

Karen Kowalski’s motion to approve use of the school facilities for the feast omitted conditions in a draft partnership agreement. Karen Hirsh asked why? Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Congrats to the GHS Class of 2022: You’ve Got Grit!

“As we come out the other side of this mess, I think you are going to realize that you have developed something commonly known as grit. Grit, according to the Oxford Dictionary is courage, resolve strength and character.” – Bill Owens Continue Reading →

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GHS Student Government Leaders Share Poignant Farewell at Final 2022 BOE Meeting

“For the past year, I have watched parents bicker back and forth, to the point where this room is physically split into two sections based based upon what agenda one supports….When discourse becomes more divisive than productive, or unified, then there is a problem.” – Kwame Boateng, GHS student body president Continue Reading →

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