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”

Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents

Invite Participation on Town Boards and Commissions

Like many towns in Connecticut, Easton has seen a rapidly increasing number of voters who register as Democrats. So many, that for the first time in many years, “We’re nearly at parity and that’s great news for everyone,” said Continue reading “Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents”

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 5/15/2020

Good evening,

It’s Friday again! It is looking like a nice weekend, so I hope you will take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy the sunshine. It is finally starting to look like spring. The hospital data indicates the number of hospitalized patients is declining, but slowly. Yesterday, Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 5/15/2020”

CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’

CRG agrees with Mr. Parker that our budget graph is “utterly shocking.” On the other hand, how are those numbers — directly from town sources — “inaccurate and narrow-sighted?” The graph merely portrays the published numbers. The numbers are the monetary facts of our education Continue reading “CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’”

Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance should adopt the Board of Education’s budget proposal this year. Last year’s budget was not enough to sustain a complete and well rounded education for all students in our community.

Class size and staffing were two major concerns for our Continue reading “Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget”

Support for Easton Schools

To the Editor:

I want to extend my support for the students, educators, and Board of Education, and to urge you to pass this year’s proposed school and town budget.

Our two daughters went through the school system, and have always noted how lucky they were to have had the educational Continue reading “Support for Easton Schools”

Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget

To the Editor:

I am a parent with two children in our public schools. I strongly urge the Board of Finance to support the proposed 4.24% increase to the education budget. It is my understanding that 77% of the proposed budget increase covers contractual obligations, leaving a paltry Continue reading “Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget”

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