Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 Board Appointment

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to Kristi Sogofsky’s LTE dated July 22.

I’m reminded of the phrase “you only get one chance to make a first impression.”

Kristi and the RTC had the same opportunity as the DTC to search for a BOE candidate, prepare a response, and make a recommendation Continue reading “Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 Board Appointment”

Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards

As Easton’s First Selectman, I have no authority over the school board, but I do feel a great deal of responsibility to weigh in on matters that impact our kids and our community. The ongoing attacks directed at our educators and our school board by a small group of people with a Continue reading “Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards”

Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison

To the Editor:

Less than a year ago the three Boards of Education voted unanimously to hire Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison. In addition to administering the schools, he was expected to implement “equity” initiatives, some started by the former Superintendent, and others developed Continue reading “Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 7/23/2021

Good afternoon, 

Fortunately, it has been a quiet week in town so I will try to be brief. To follow up from my message from last week, at Optimum’s suggestion we have begun to elevate all complaints to our municipal representative. I have expressed that fixing Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

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”

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”

Voters Approve Town and School Budgets

Reject Resolution on Racism and Public Health

Town Clerk Christine Halloran today released the official results of the May 4 referendum. The polling went well and more voters turned out for the referendum than was typical in recent years, she said.

Last year, an executive order Continue reading “Voters Approve Town and School Budgets”

Video Explains Easton Board of Education Budget Process

Jon Stinson, Easton Board of Education chairman, provides a brief overview of the budget process for the 2021-22 school year in the video below.

The Easton Board of Education oversees Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School. The board is comprised of six Continue reading “Video Explains Easton Board of Education Budget Process”

Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase

To the Editor:

Imagine the heart-wrenching feelings of a wide-eyed second-grader when they walk into the first day of school and find their favorite teacher, the media specialist, no longer working there. Imagine the disappointment of a high school student hoping to pursue a career Continue reading “Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase”

Between Three Chairs: Superintendent Updates ER9 Board Chairs on Covid Vaccines for School Staff

This is the first installment published in the Easton Courier of Behind Three Chairs, virtual video conferencing between ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison and the Easton, Redding and Region 9 boards of education chairmen. The Covid-19 pandemic thwarted in-person meetings to Continue reading “Between Three Chairs: Superintendent Updates ER9 Board Chairs on Covid Vaccines for School Staff”

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