Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:  

Directing a delayed opening or early dismissal or cancellation of schools is the responsibility of the superintendent.

At approximately 4:30 am I made the call to hold a two-hour delayed opening this morning. When I had heard from First Student, Continue reading “Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation”

Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation

Buses Return to Barlow to Take Home Kids Dropped off Early

Worsening road conditions in Tropical Depression Ida’s wake led the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district to close school for the day today after first announcing a two-hour delay.

In addition to a message sent Continue reading “Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation”

Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening

The Easton Police Department posted this message just now on its Facebook page:

“Please be weather aware! A Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch are in effect! Do not travel if you do not need to! Call Easton PD at 203-268-4111 to report any hazards or 911 in an emergency. Be safe.”

Continue reading “Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening”

ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools

Tonight, the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education appointed Dr. Jason McKinnon as their next superintendent of schools.

Dr. McKinnon, currently the superintendent of schools in Oxford, was selected from a highly qualified pool of 20 applicants. He holds a doctoral Continue reading “ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools”

The Great Silverware Caper of 1908

Exactly what put the events of September 17, 1908 into motion may never be known. What we do know is that two would-be, cracker-jack thieves by the names of Henry Williams and Charles Hoffman decided to take the train from Norwalk to Redding that Thursday with the intent of robbing Continue reading “The Great Silverware Caper of 1908”

60th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair Over Labor Day Weekend

We are thrilled to bring back one of the oldest and largest book fairs in all of New England, to take place, as it traditionally does, over the four days of Labor Day Weekend in Redding, Conn. Once again, this small town will welcome book lovers from across the region and beyond Continue reading “60th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair Over Labor Day Weekend”

Oak Knoll – Take Me Home, Country Roads

Just after the turn of the last century, Easton and Redding began to see an influx of city dwellers looking for the peace and tranquility that country life could offer.

Sound familiar?

Well, back then it wasn’t a pandemic driving people out of the city, it was the general unpleasantness Continue reading “Oak Knoll – Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search

As the ER9 Boards of Education searches for the district’s next superintendent, community members have a few ways they can weigh in.

On Wednesday, July 28, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working with the boards of education, will facilitate a 7 p.m. community forum on Continue reading “Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search”

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”

Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30

Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison notified the Boards of Education of the three districts of his intent to resign on June 25. The three boards will discuss a process for appointing a new superintendent at a special joint meeting on June 30.

Dr. Harrison Continue reading “Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30”

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