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Darien Assistant Superintendent Susie Da Silva Picked To Be Ridgefield Superintendent

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The Ridgefield Public Schools Board of Education announced that Dr. Susie Da Silva, Darien’s assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction, has been appointed as the next superintendent of schools for Ridgefield. She will start the Ridgefield job on April 1. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Ed Chairperson Tara Ochman’s 2019 State of the Town Address

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The Board of Education and the school district hope to get rid of the portable classroom buildings at schools in town and early reports say the new school psychologists at Darien elementary schools are helpful, Tara Ochman, chairperson of the Board of Education said Monday night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Parent Teacher Groups, Union President Voice Support for Proposed Three-Year Teachers Contract

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When the Board of Education voted unanimously at a recent meeting to accept the labor contract just negotiated with the union representing Darien teachers, several parents from town parent-teacher organizations spoke up during the public comment part of the meeting, all strongly supporting the new contract. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Children’s School Hosts an Open House on Friday, Dec 6

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The foundation for all learning is established in the early years of a child’s life, ages 3 to 8, which is why The Children’s School’s aim is to nurture the hearts and minds of young learners for more than 55 years. The school invites you to meet the team of extraordinary teachers who make early learning joyful for each child at its open house on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
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DHS Principal Ellen Dunn Issues Thanksgiving Message, Slips In a Little Reminder About Good Behavior at Turkey Bowl

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Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn issued an announcement early Wednesday afternoon wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and gently asking students to remember that “you represent your school and your community” at Thursday’s Turkey Bowl game with New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Events Monday at Darien High School Encouraged Students, Parents to Prepare for Life After School

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A series of events were held Monday at Darien High School to help students prepare and plan for their careers and figure out what they want to do with their lives. The events included an assembly for students, then small group meetings with adults to talk about how the adults found their ways into careers, and in the evening a presentation for parents to help their sons and daughters. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Education Approves 3-Year Teachers Contract Increasing Cost $1.5 Million Each Year

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Darien’s 484 or so public school teachers would get an average pay increase of almost 12 percent over the course the next three fiscal years under a contract recently approved with no public discussion by the Board of Education. The new contract will increase the town budget by roughly $1.5 million in each of the next three fiscal years, very roughly 1% of the next three town budgets. The teacher’s contract now costs the town roughly $50 million. The teachers have already ratified the contract, which is officially estimated to cost the town $4.7 million more in its final, third year than the town now spends on its current contract, although the official estimate is artificially high. (more…) Continue Reading →

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