Board of Education 2017

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New School Initiatives, Board of Education’s Role Discussed at Candidates Forum

Burke Maroney Ritchie LWV forum 10-26-17
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Later school starting times, the new Fitch Academy, technology in the schools and how the Board of Education communicates were some of the topics discussed by candidates for the school board at a recent election forum. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Full Statement: Teachers Union President States Objections to Plan for Department Chairs

Joslyn DeLancey Darien Education Association Teachers Union 02-16-17
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Joslyn DeLancey, an elementary school teacher and president of the Darien Education Association, spoke to the Board of Educaton on Jan. 10, giving the teacher union’s reaction to Superintendent of Schools Dan Brenner’s proposal for six new academic department chairs for the high school and middle school. (Since then, a second department chair for special education has been added to the proposal, bringing the total to seven.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Board of Education Needs to Set an Example

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On Tuesday night — or, rather, past midnight on Wednesday morning — the Board of Education did the same thing it’s previously done at budget season: Conduct a rushed, exhausting marathon of a meeting that sets a lousy example for students and adults by demonstrating a lack of planning. It’s also a poor way to conduct business that many town residents want to be able to monitor.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Council of Darien School Parents: Budget Statements at the Board of Ed Public Hearing: PART 1

Skoglund 02-05-17
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Good Evening.  My name is Shelly Skoglund.  I have two children:  one at the high school and one at Middlesex.  My name is Julia Mengwall.  I have three children:  one at Middlesex and two at Tokeneke. Continue Reading →

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Budget Statements on High School, Middle School at the Board of Ed Public Hearing: PART 2

Ann Dickson Darien High School parents 02-06-17
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Here are three statements from Thursday’s Darien Board of Education public hearing on the 2017-2018 proposed school district budget, from parent teacher organizations at Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Special Education Parents Statements at the Public Hearing on the Schools Budget: PART 4

SEPAC parents 02-06-17
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The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee addressed the Board of Education with two statements on Thursday, at the board’s pubic hearing on the 2017-2018 education budget: (more…) Continue Reading →

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