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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”