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Board of Education returns tonight

After their summer break, the Board of Education will return tonight for its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year. The school board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Avenue School. Here’s a look at the agenda: 1.      Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance 2.      School Welcome 3.      Student/Staff […] [Read More]
Superintendent William McKersie opened Wednesday's convocation with a memorial for Emily Fedorko, 16, a student killed in a boating accident on Aug. 6.

Convocation begins school year with moment of silence

As the start of the school year fast approaches, the town’s hundreds of public school teachers and education administrators turned out to celebrate the year ahead. But where the yearly meeting had usually looked ahead to September’s new possibilities, the events of the summer still weighed heavily on Wednesday morning’s proceedings. Just two weeks earlier, […] [Read More]

Education commissioner discusses Greenwich racial-balance plan

The state Board of Education unanimously approved on Wednesday Greenwich’s new racial-balance plan. In an interview with Greenwich Time after the vote to approve the plan, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor shared his thoughts on the plan and discussed the state’s oversight of that course of action. PRYOR: “I’m very pleased. The sincerity and […] [Read More]

Greenwich officials present racial-balance plan today

Greenwich education officials will present their proposed racial-balance plan to the state Board of Education today. In case you missed it, here’s the the Greenwich Time preview of the meeting: Starting at 10 a.m. today, Greenwich Time reporter Paul Schott will be tweeting updates from the meeting. You can follow Schott on Twitter at […] [Read More]

Board of Education approves racial-balance plan

The Board of Education approved on Tuesday the final version of the new racial-balance plan that it will submit to the state Board of Education, culminating almost two years of work on a complicated and often controversial project. After a short discussion, board members passed the plan by a 6-0-1 margin during their meeting at […] [Read More]

Board of Ed set to take racial-balance vote tonight

The Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Glenville School, for its last meeting of the 2013-14 school year. In what will be the most closely watched item of the meeting, the board will likely take a final vote on a racial-balance plan to submit to the state Board of Education. Here’s […] [Read More]
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Board of Ed agrees on magnet busing plan

After spinning their wheels, Board of Education members finally got into gear Thursday night and agreed on a new plan for busing for magnet-school students. Board members approved by a 6-2 margin a motion by Adriana Ospina for the board to modify its new racial-balance plan for Hamilton Avenue and New Lebanon Schools by adding […] [Read More]

What’s on tap tonight for the Board of Ed

The Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Parkway School. Here’s a look at the meeting agenda: 1.       Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance                                                         […] [Read More]

Final exam: Education budgets face RTM votes

They have received passing marks from the Board of Education and the Board of Estimate and Taxation. Now, the school district’s 2014-15 operating and capital budgets will face their final tests: votes by the Representative Town Meeting. Included in the RTM’s agenda tonight are a proposed district operating budget of approximately $144 million and a […] [Read More]

Board of Education reaches agreement on racial-balance next steps

After struggling to find common ground in the first half of their discussion Thursday about submitting a racial-balance plan to the state, Board of Education members eventually agreed how they would proceed with their review of the document. “After we incorporate the changes that you suggested and we get an opinion from our attorney on […] [Read More]