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”

Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol

Superintendent Harrison sent the following message to ER9 families today in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol:

Dear ER9 families,

Like many of you, I watched yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol in disbelief and my heart sank as this historic moment unfolded. Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol”

ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.

Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison has informed the ER9 community that all Easton schools will transition to hybrid learning beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Samual Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will return to full in-person classes on Jan. 20.

Below is the Continue reading “ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/9/2020

Good afternoon,

Thanks to the outstanding preparations made by our school administrators and teachers, we had a great first week of in-person learning at our schools. The first week seems to have gone very well and I am sure the kids are looking forward to the Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/2/2020

Good afternoon,       

Monday will mark the beginning of a nearly full-time return to school. Although Covid infection numbers in the state have been creeping up they have remained stable here in town.  Schools have had outbreaks and had to re-close, we intend Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

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