Peter Bernstein

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Greenwich Schools: 82%+ Children to Start the Year in Person

“One of the comments made on a webinar this week was that we have amazing health professionals guiding us in Covid – epidemiologist at the state level, and if we’re going to listen to those specialists when they tell us to close schools? Why are they ignoring their advice when they tell us to open?- Dr. Toni Jones Continue Reading →

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Bernstein, Stowe: Reflections and Looking Forward

“While we hoped for a more collaborative approach, the budget process over the past few months created a lot of stress and tension for many. Being able to land where we did is certainly the right result – while we made reductions to our budget, we are spared from deep cuts that would have included the further loss of staff and programs.” – Peter Bernstein, Kathleen Stowe Continue Reading →

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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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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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Special Ed Parents Voice Mistrust, GEA President Says Teachers Sob in the Parking Lot

The Board of Education were concerned that the special education budget has gone over by $1.3 million. Special Education parents said didn’t trust the independence of the consultants Key 2 Ed. The president of the teachers union said staff are not adequately trained, that teachers are being physically injured by students on a regular basis and that students aren’t getting the services they deserve. Continue Reading →

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