Kathleen Stowe

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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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Special Education Parents Form Speducated Greenwich, Share Painful Stories at BOE Meeting

At the first BOE meeting of the year, parents from a group called Speducated Greenwich testified about their experiences as parents of children receiving special education services in Greenwich Schools. Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones said UConn is conducting a special education review, that the district would work with Key2Ed, and that she had met with many parents privately. Continue Reading →

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On Busing Question, Eagle Hill Students Are Happy For Now

BOE member Meghan Olsson was the first to push back on the administration’s recommendation to deny busing to Greenwich students who attend Eagle Hill School. She said Eagle Hill parents just learned in June their children would be losing their bus service in September because more than 50% of them live outside Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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BOE to Superintendent: Slice “Opportunity Block” to Half Hour

Without a full 45 minute opportunity block, it will not be possible to offer students a full credit course at the end of the school day. The BOE advised the administration to devise a structured 30 minutes for students who are not excused for sports or school sanctioned activity so that they don’t just leave school early. Continue Reading →

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BOE Approves Gildea’s Start/End Time Creative Solution for GHS: The “Opportunity Block”

Dr. Gildea proposed a creative solution to the “pain points” in this year’s new GHS start/end times. The idea of a non-rotating “opportunity block” at the end of the day would allow athletes to leave for games without missing a core academic subject. Most of the board members reacted very favorably. Continue Reading →

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