Meghan Olsson

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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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Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS

Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. 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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