Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience

To the Editor:

I would like to share with you all important facts about your Easton Board of Finance (BOF). The chart below summarizes the BOF members who fully supported the 4.09% Board of Education (BOE) budget increase and those who did not.

Why is this important?

Continue reading “Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 12/12/2021

Good afternoon,

It has been a snowy week with more to come!

The focus in Town Hall has shifted to the annual town budget. I have been meeting with all of the departments to review their respective budgets. The Board of Education has begun their budget Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 1/29/2021

Good afternoon,

It seems we are really settling into winter here in Easton. This week’s snow led to another great effort with clean up by our Department of Public Works. In order to combat the dreariness of winter and to continue the celebration of our 175th Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, Barlow Alumni and Students Form Social Justice Clubs

Across the country, activists have sustained months of protesting, sparked by the death of George Floyd and fueled by what many Continue reading “Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism”

Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman

The Easton Board of Education elected Jon Stinson and Gretchen Goldstein to serve as its new chairman and secretary, respectively. Stinson replaces Jeff Parker, who served as chairman since 2013.

The Board of Education chairman typically serves a two-year term, and the position Continue reading “Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman”

Support of Easton Budgets

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my full support of the Easton budgets and in particularly the education budget. I have lived in Easton for over 27 years and have two daughters who went through the Easton schools and Joel Barlow. They both received an exceptional education Continue reading “Support of Easton Budgets”

During a Crisis Government Must Take Great Caution Not to Overreach, or Appear to Overreach, During a Crisis

To the Editor:

We extend sincere thanks to all town officials for your efforts at this difficult time. That being said, it is critical that amid this pandemic our leaders do not rush into long term decisions that will affect the town in major ways for years to come. Government Continue reading “During a Crisis Government Must Take Great Caution Not to Overreach, or Appear to Overreach, During a Crisis”

2020 Funding for Easton Board of Education

To the Editor:

We are writing to support the Easton Board of Education’s requested 4.24% increase.

We don’t have children currently in the school system, but we still fully support the proposed Board of Education increase. This increase covers the town’s contractual obligations and Continue reading “2020 Funding for Easton Board of Education”

Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis

If the 2020 Easton Board of Education budget is approved, from 2007 at peak Easton school enrollment through this year, our education budget will have increased by 26% and per pupil spending by 67%, while student enrollment decreased by 25%. Concurrently, from 2007 to 2018, Easton Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis”

Support for the Proposed Board of Education Budget

To the Board of Finance, 

In this uncertain time, we need to restore our commitment to foundational beliefs about education. Class size should be small enough to optimize teaching and learning. Our schools should have properly staffed and full-time libraries. All children should Continue reading “Support for the Proposed Board of Education Budget”

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