Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 School Board Appointment

To the Editor:

In response to Kristi Sogofsky’s letter dated July 22, I see what transpired at the July 15 Board of Selectman (BOS) meeting differently. I attended the meeting, and I am an Unaffiliated voter in Easton.

I encourage all to listen to the meeting around the topic Continue reading “Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 School Board Appointment”

Letter: In Support of Sarah Lehberger’s Appointment to the Region 9 BOE

To the Editor:

I am writing to applaud the Easton Board of Selectman decision to appoint Sarah Lehberger to the vacant seat on the Region 9 Board of Education.  I disagree with Kristi Sogofsky’s accusation in her recent letter that this was a political appointment. 

Kristi forced Continue reading “Letter: In Support of Sarah Lehberger’s Appointment to the Region 9 BOE”

Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment

I wanted to take this opportunity to address our selectwoman, Kristi Sogofsky’s, comments stating that I am “someone who is deeply involved in and very public about her position on many of the difficult issues currently facing our school boards” in her recent Op-Ed. Although my name Continue reading “Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment”

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”

Op-Ed: Opposes Region 9 School Board Appointment

The last Board of Selectmen meeting included a vote to appoint a new member to the Region 9 Board of Education. The vacancy came up because one of the elected members is moving out of town. That member happens to be a Republican. I strongly believe that education should not be politicized, Continue reading “Op-Ed: Opposes Region 9 School Board Appointment”

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”

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”

Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents

Invite Participation on Town Boards and Commissions

Like many towns in Connecticut, Easton has seen a rapidly increasing number of voters who register as Democrats. So many, that for the first time in many years, “We’re nearly at parity and that’s great news for everyone,” said Continue reading “Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents”

Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, Barlow Alumni and Students Form Social Justice Clubs

Across the country, activists have sustained months of protesting, sparked by the death of George Floyd and fueled by what many Continue reading “Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism”

Joel Barlow High School Celebrates Class of 2020

Joel Barlow High School students have not been in the school classrooms since mid-March, when the school moved to distance learning. Students, teachers, and administrators alike were feeling emotional at seeing each other again for Barlow’s drive-through graduation ceremony.

“I Continue reading “Joel Barlow High School Celebrates Class of 2020”

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