Stamford High principals will not return

3:17 PM Update Stamford High School principals will not return, Superintendent says. They remain in paid suspension. Board of Education’s Jackie Heftman says Board still has confidence in Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s leadership. Kathryn Emmett says full written report will be made public, and will be available at the end of February. Original post (2:32 PM) STAMFORD — […] [Read More]

Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]

Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

Stamford teacher arraigned on indecency charges

A Stamford judge on early Thursday afternoon reduced the bail bond of a Stamford substitute teacher accused of masturbating in the hallway of Westhill High School early Wednesday morning. Judge Thomas Colin reduced Michael Luecke’s bond from $25,000 to $10,000 and requires that he post the bond at the courthouse so that he could immediately […] [Read More]

Westhill substitute charged with masturbating in school hallway

STAMFORD — A 72-year-old substitute teacher at Westhill High School is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly masturbating in a school hallway Wednesday shortly after the school day began. According to police, Michael Luecke was spotted lying on the floor by a paraeducator who thought he was injured. When she got closer, she realized […] [Read More]

Stamford Public Schools closed Friday

Update, 6:18 a.m., Feb. 14 Stamford Public Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Original Post, Feb. 13 Set your alarm clocks, Stamford. Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton said the call as to whether there will be classes on Friday will likely come bright and early in the morning. Here’s what we learned from […] [Read More]
Categories: Schools, Weather
snowy schoolbus

Poll: Was closing school early for Tuesday’s storm the right call?

When it snows, the schools superintendent has to decided whether to cancel school, dismiss students early, or keep the kids in school all day. No matter the decision, it’s always controversial. The schools are loathe to cancel school, to avoid having to cut into spring and summer vacations to fulfill the required 184 school days. […] [Read More]

Stamford schools hosting Naviance training for parents next week

Stamford Public Schools is hosting a training session for parents who want to learn more about Naviance, a computerized college planning system. The training will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stamford High School Media Center, and parents are invited to “come for 10 minutes or stay […] [Read More]
Categories: Schools

Stamford Board of Education

The unofficial results will appear as soon as we get them from our reporters at each of the city’s 20 polling places. Keep checking back for more information. The top three vote-getters will be elected to the board, but minority representation rules will limit the number of Democrats to two. [Read More]

Stamford schools cancelled Monday

STAMFORD — Schools will remain closed through Tuesday as power remains out at one school and concerns over student safety on dark, debris-filled streets following the end of daylight saving time. “With daylight savings this weekend, we’re going to have kids walking down to their bus stops in the dark, and there could be wires […] [Read More]