Letter: Think Long and Hard About This Budget

Party politics aside, public education is in crisis and at a crossroads. When your children return to school this fall, they will be assessed by the State on covid’s social-emotional impact on them. Depending on the student’s assessed needs, core curriculum instructional hours will Continue reading “Letter: Think Long and Hard About This Budget”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 4/9/2021

Good evening,

It was a busy week in town. The Board of Finance met on Tuesday and finalized the budget for next year. I will have a lot to say about the budget and try to explain it in some detail. However, I want to eliminate any chance of my explanations Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021

It has been a tumultuous 2020 in Easton as in every other town in America, due to COVID-19. The town got through the first wave in the spring with very low numbers of infections, although like most towns,  we were forced to suspend  in-person learning in our schools, for  the spring Continue reading “After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021”

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”

Library Thanks Supporters for Budget ‘Victory’

I would like to thank all the residents and Library Board members who wrote letters and attended last night’s Board of Finance Budget Hearing to protest the proposed budget cuts to the Library.

In the end, the Board voted on a $34,100 cut to the Library budget, which is a far Continue reading “Library Thanks Supporters for Budget ‘Victory’”

Public Comment to BOF Regarding BOE Budget

Hello,

My name is Adam Parker, and I reside at 70 Wedgewood Drive in Easton, CT.

I am writing to each of you, the Easton Board of Finance, with regard to the proposed budget put fourth by the Easton Board of Education.  While I certainly am aware of the challenges you are faced in Continue reading “Public Comment to BOF Regarding BOE Budget”

Support our Schools

As a mom of four children in Easton schools (Barlow, Keller and SSES) I’m writing to ask you to please, please approve the budget increase for Easton schools this coming year.

I feel very strongly about this now more than ever because our children coming back from this unprecedented Continue reading “Support our Schools”

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”

Easton Budget Process on Hold

The Easton Board of Finance on Monday temporarily suspended the 2020-21 budget process.  This includes the indefinite postponement of the budget public hearing scheduled for Monday, March 23. 

It comes a day after Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing for flexibility Continue reading “Easton Budget Process on Hold”

Understanding the Easton Budget Process

The “budget season” is well underway in the Town of Easton. Most Town departments have been working on their budget requests since the beginning of the year. Some with larger and more complicated budgets, like the Easton Board of Education, started to work on them much earlier. This Continue reading “Understanding the Easton Budget Process”

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