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”

Public Hearings Set for Superintendent Search

On Monday, July 26, the public will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the hiring of the next superintendent of Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools. Hearings will be held at a 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Continue reading “Public Hearings 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”

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison Resigns

Dr. Rydell Harrison, superintendent of the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools, resigned his position in a June 25 message to the Tri-Boards of Education. He assumed the position in August 2020, following the retirement of Dr. Thomas McMorran.

Following is his message of resignation:

Continue reading “ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison Resigns”

Letter: In Defense of Superintendent Harrison

Redding Mailer about Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison

To the Editor:

Just after Easton considered its Resolution on Racism, Reddingites were thrust with considering comments of ER9 Superintendent Rydell Harrison made on his private Facebook account in the wake of the Capitol Continue reading “Letter: In Defense of Superintendent Harrison”

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”

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”

Open Letter to ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison and Tri-Board of Education

Dear Doctor Harrison and Members of the Boards,

I served on the Region 9 Board of Education for nine years. During that tenure I authored a policy affirming the school’s respect for parental rights and it was adopted by the board. Unfortunately, it seems to have been deleted.

Continue reading “Open Letter to ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison and Tri-Board of Education”

Enjoy Your First Traditional Snow Day of the Year!

Close the laptops, go outdoors and enjoy the first snow day of the 2020-21 school year! Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison shares his joy with the Easton and Redding communities in a video message. He invites everyone to bundle up and join him in the snow. Click on the link to share Continue reading “Enjoy Your First Traditional Snow Day of the Year!”

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