Letter: ‘Putting People Above Politics’

To the Editor:

I’ve read the letters to the editor of the Courier criticizing how Kristi Sogofsky and the RTC have handled the recent appointment to the ER9 Board.

The Democratic majority on the BoS replaced a duly elected Republican member of the ER9 Board with a Democrat. The Continue reading “Letter: ‘Putting People Above Politics’”

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”

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”

Letter of Support for Dr. Rydell Harrison from the Connecticut State Delegation

Dear Esteemed Members of the ER9 Board of Education,

We are writing in support, praise, and appreciation for our Superintendent of ER9, Dr. Rydell Harrison. During this critical juncture in our nation’s health and political history, we find his thoughtful, conscientious and timely Continue reading “Letter of Support for Dr. Rydell Harrison from the Connecticut State Delegation”

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