Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Public Comment Sessions Tomorrow at JBHS and Virtual Session on Wednesday

The search for a new superintendent for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school districts moves forward with public comment sessions this week as contentious debates surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion Continue reading “Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory”

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”

Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools

When Dr. Rydell Harrison steps down as Easton Redding and Region 9 superintendent on Sept. 23, he will leave with the knowledge that the work he helped put in place to improve education for all students will go on.

At 45, Dr. Harrison has a long career ahead of him and a rewarding Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools”

Easton Welcomes New Residents

The Easton housing market has picked up tremendously in the last year and the trend shows no signs of stopping. According to a report by Brown Harris Stevens, in the first quarter of 2021, 33 houses closed in Easton — a 22.2% increase from last year. This hot housing market has also Continue reading “Easton Welcomes New Residents”

Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools

To the Editor:

As Easton residents and parents, particularly those of us with children currently attending Easton Public Schools, we share the belief that our educational institutions best serve students, as well as their missions in the larger society, when they proactively promote Continue reading “Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools”

The Why of DEI

While the formation of the DEI Task Force is relatively new, the district’s belief in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in the enduring goals and aspirations and in the mission statements of SSES and HKMS. Recognizing and celebrating the individual characteristics Continue reading “The Why of DEI”

Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry

A newsletter that appeared unsolicited in Easton mailboxes is coming under fire for its stance against the town‘s and school district’s effort to address systemic racism.

The newsletter, published by the Citizens for Responsible Government, encourages residents to fight against Continue reading “Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry”

Letter: Questions ‘Mean Behavior’ Reporting in ER9 Schools

To the Editor:

I was recently made aware of the form below generated by our public schools community. Its genesis is being investigated. However, of grave concern is that our public schools are encouraging students of any age to bring to their attention ” information that can be Continue reading “Letter: Questions ‘Mean Behavior’ Reporting in ER9 Schools”

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”

Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic

An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district comprises five highly competitive schools in two towns with three separate schools boards. The superintendent’s position demands exceptional governance in the best of times.

Continue reading “Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic”
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