Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9

The Easton, Redding, Region 9 Boards of Education will be hosting two evening opportunities for community members to share their insight on the hiring of the next superintendent of schools.

On Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working Continue reading “Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9”

McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall

School Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following message to the Easton and Redding communities today, updating them on Gov. Ned Lamont’s plans for Connecticut about reopening state schools in the fall.

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

Governor Lamont announced yesterday Continue reading “McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall”

Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday

The Board of Finance is expected to set the final 2020-21 budget when it meets this Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen authorized it to do so, in accordance with Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Continue reading “Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday”

Former Easton Resident Probes Vaccine Delay and Dispatch

Today’s system of vaccine development “is not well suited for responding to global public health needs,” but it was at one time and could be again, according to Kendall Hoyt, a faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine of Dartmouth College.

An Easton elementary and middle Continue reading “Former Easton Resident Probes Vaccine Delay and Dispatch”

McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First

After 35 years as an educator — the last 13 as an administrator for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools — Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran, 56, is ready for a change. 

Last week he informed the chairs of the Triboard of Education, composed of the boards of education for Continue reading “McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First”

Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran released the following announcement today:

May 18, 2020

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

I am writing to inform you of my intention to retire at the end of this school year.  This year is my 35th year in education.

As much as I love the boys Continue reading “Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement”

Easton Schools Will Remain Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

Gov. Ned Lamont announced today that all K-12 Connecticut schools will remain closed and continue to teach online for the remainder of the academic year.

For more information, see the following press release posted to the Office of the Governor’s website: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Announces-Classes-at-Schools-Will-Remain-Canceled-for-the-Rest-of-the-Academic-Year.

Continue reading “Easton Schools Will Remain Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year”

Why Is this Budget Year Different?

Over the past decade, the entire budget increase for for Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School has averaged less than 2%. So why is the 2020-21 percentage 4.24?

What is particularly interesting about the last 10 years is our contractual obligations to Continue reading “Why Is this Budget Year Different?”

Board of Finance Releases Overview of Town Budget Requests

Comments and Questions Invited through April 30

Easton’s Board of Finance has released its public hearing presentation summarizing the town’s annual budget requests for the 2020-21 fiscal year, and inviting comments and questions to be sent to BOF@eastonct.gov by April 30.

The Continue reading “Board of Finance Releases Overview of Town Budget Requests”

Cub Scout Pack 166 Wolf Den 1 Holds First Zoom Meeting

With school closed for two weeks and likely not to open for the remainder of the school year, den leaders Beverly Pettersen and Bob Natt of Cub Scout Wolf Den 1 organized a Zoom den meeting for the Cub Scouts. With minor modifications the boys were able to complete the requirements Continue reading “Cub Scout Pack 166 Wolf Den 1 Holds First Zoom Meeting”

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