- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A facility and enrollment study, presented by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 2, recommends closing Hawley Elementary School due to declining enrollment.
While Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, cost estimates were also provided for the closure of the middle school.
“This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy,” said Dr Erardi.
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented configurations during the Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday, June 2, for closing a school in the district, he said the Facility and Enrollment Study Committee endorses closing an elementary school.
Hawley Elementary School was the main focus during the presentation, but cost estimates were also provided if Newtown Middle School were closed.
"This is difficult work, and this is work that makes folks very unhappy," said Dr Erardi.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm
The Board of Education approved on May 19 a pilot child care program that will be available for district staff and heard a report from a Climate and Culture Committee.
- Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:13 am
Jeremy Richman introduced himself to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, May 19, before he explained an interest in a collaboration between The Avielle Foundation and the school district.
Dr Richman then said that as the parents of Avielle Richman, one of the victims at Sandy Hook School on 12/14, he and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, began the foundation to stop violent events and to answer why such events occur.
- Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am
From left is Marabeth Pereira, Valerie Pagano-Hepburn, Linda Baron, Nathalie DeBrantes, Tracey Jaeger, Gail Maletz, Joanne Didonato, Gino Faiella, Jason Edwards, Nadia Papalia, Gail Maletz, and Steven Richardso, who were named the 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism Award honorres during the May 5 Board of Education meeting.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Members of the Board of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda recently reflected on the work the group has accomplished and its future endeavors.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
The school district announced on Thursday, April 30, the honorees who have been chosen for the district’s 2014-15 Profiles in Professionalism award.
This is the first year the award will honor local educators, school personnel, and parents. Nominations for the award were submitted to the district’s central office.
The individuals will be honored during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, May 5, which is set to start at 6:30 pm at Reed Intermediate School’s library.
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Board of Education heard a long-term/five-year spending plan presentation from the district’s Director of Technology Carmella Amodeo at its Tuesday, April 21, meeting.
“This is the continuation of the flattening or smoothing of technology spending over a five-year period,” Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said near the start of the presentation.
- Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:15 am
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, told the Board of Education during its Tuesday, April 21, meeting the district administration would like to launch a transportation survey.
The first draft of the survey was presented to the school board during the meeting, and by the end of the meeting, Dr Erardi said he would draft another version of the survey, reflecting the board’s responses from the meeting.
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Board of Education will be sending a letter to state officials in support of funding school-based health care centers, like the one recently opened at Newtown Middle School, in the state’s proposed budget.
As Chair Keith Alexander explained during his board’s Tuesday, April 21, meeting, the letter was drafted by school board Secretary Kathy Hamilton.