Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Public Comment Sessions Tomorrow at JBHS and Virtual Session on Wednesday

The search for a new superintendent for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school districts moves forward with public comment sessions this week as contentious debates surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion Continue reading “Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory”

Dr. McMorran Appointed Interim Superintendent Effective July 20

The following statement was posted to the Redding Board of Education Facebook account Friday evening:

At its special tri-board meeting this evening, the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Thomas McMorran Interim Superintendent of Schools, Continue reading “Dr. McMorran Appointed Interim Superintendent Effective July 20”

Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools

When Dr. Rydell Harrison steps down as Easton Redding and Region 9 superintendent on Sept. 23, he will leave with the knowledge that the work he helped put in place to improve education for all students will go on.

At 45, Dr. Harrison has a long career ahead of him and a rewarding Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools”

Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30

Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison notified the Boards of Education of the three districts of his intent to resign on June 25. The three boards will discuss a process for appointing a new superintendent at a special joint meeting on June 30.

Dr. Harrison Continue reading “Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30”

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison Resigns

Dr. Rydell Harrison, superintendent of the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools, resigned his position in a June 25 message to the Tri-Boards of Education. He assumed the position in August 2020, following the retirement of Dr. Thomas McMorran.

Following is his message of resignation:

Continue reading “ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison Resigns”

‘Modified and Totally Not Normal’ Barlow Palooza

Joel Barlow High School faculty invited the Easton and Redding communities to the school campus for Palooza, a celebration of learning, each May for more than a decade. There was food, music, entertainment and a large student art show, including art Continue reading “‘Modified and Totally Not Normal’ Barlow Palooza”

Barlow Class of 2021 Graduates Together

Last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, Joel Barlow High School High School held a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 along with a drive-through procession that required the cooperation from various town departments, Barlow staff and the graduates and their families. Continue reading “Barlow Class of 2021 Graduates Together”

ER9 Boards of Education Approve DEI Surveys

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 boards of education approved four surveys to gather data to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at Helen Keller Middle School, John Read Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School. The overall votes across all three boards, cast at a June 1 special Continue reading “ER9 Boards of Education Approve DEI Surveys”

Letter: YES DEI. YES Survey.

To the Editor:

One of the lessons of the pandemic has been all about connectivity. Finding new ways to communicate, to be productive and successful at work and at school, to keep in touch with loved ones no matter where they live.

Going forward, we will learn the advantages of Continue reading “Letter: YES DEI. YES Survey.”

Letter: School DEI Surveys

To the Editor:

On Tuesday May 25th the Easton, Redding, and the Joel Barlow Boards of Education (BOE) will gather. Among other things, they will discuss and vote on collecting additional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) information on students from 6th to 12th grades via a Continue reading “Letter: School DEI Surveys”

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