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From this mornings Republican-American

(full story at http://rep-am.com)

Housy administrators will return

Principal puts rumors to rest after job post

BY RUTH EPSTEIN

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

FALLS VILLAGE — A posting of the position for an academic administrator had rumors swirling through Region 1 that perhaps the principal or assistant principal of Housatonic Valley Regional High School was leaving.

Principal Jose Martinez denied that rumor Thursday.

“I fully plan on being here next year and am already getting ready for the opening of school in the fall,” Martinez said in a phone interview. “I have not heard Ian (Strever, the assistant principal) is leaving either, but I have heard those things through the rumor mill.”

Strever could not be reached Thursday night.

Region 1 has seen both its high school administrators leave at the same time, so when the new position was posted, several said their thoughts were brought back to August 2010, when Principal Gretchen Foster Mosca and Assistant Principal Maryann Buchanan announced three weeks before the start of school they’d be leaving for jobs in the Torrington school system.

Martinez said because there is so much to do involving the new school initiative plan, which requires evaluations, and meeting all the other demands of the school administrators, the new position is being established.

“We certainly could use some support as we work as a team to make sure the plan gets implemented properly,” said Martinez, who will be starting this third year at Housatonic on July 1. “The amount of work around it is substantial.”

Martinez said all teachers and noncertified personnel need to be evaluated, a challenging task with only two administrators. “It’s just a lot to do when you still have to run the day-to-day operations of a school,” he said.

He made it clear the new position would not be an additional administrative position for the high school.

Patricia3

An answer to our question….. 2

After some telephone calls and a few emails the other day, Region One Reprt posted this item on our pages:

Another principal might be going? Reply

Region One Report has information from sources within Housatonic that the high school is about to possibly lose another principal! We am in the process of tracking down conformation on that story that came to me yesterday from within the high school. Anyone who has confidential info on this can email: mmiles@robinhoodradio.com

This is our email to the superintendent and her response:

Marshall Miles <mmiles@robinhoodradio.com>

to Patricia
Pat:

A couple of emails and three calls came in over the past few days sayng your principal at HVRHS is leaving. Can you please confirm or clear this up for me…

Thanks

Patricia Chamberlain

to me
No he has not resigned and continues to be committed to our students. Had this been the case we would have informed our board.

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Defeat The Region 1 Budget this year 1

Our local school budget is about to take a HUGE hit UPWARDS
Please read  and if you agree,  share it with all your friends. Action needs to be taken to correct this horrible decision by the All Boards Chairmen and The Region One Board Of Education.
Region One taxpayers will have provided over $110,000 for a 403b retirement plan for the superintendent by the time she retires. Is the Regional School District No. One Board of Education so dense that it didn’t know that was a part of her employment package and that they had already provided plenty of money to her in the form of a retirement benefit by the time she retires in June of 2017?
Further she was also given two years of health insurance so she pays very little for that benefit and those two years will take her to Medicare eligibility. No other superintendent in the history of our regional school district has been given a severance and health insurance in retirement.

Both boards (All Boards Chairmen and Region One) gave an ADDITIONAL retirement package to the superintendent, with a multi-million dollar renovation project for H.V.R.H.S on the horizon, and with massive state cuts on the horizon. Well, here are the cuts in ECS funding for each town in Region  One(and Norfolk)…once again NO RESPECT has been shown to the taxpayers that fund education in Region One….it is time to once again, defeat this current Region One Budget proposal, cut administrative costs, cut our bloated administrative budget, and spend the money on actually EDUCATING our students, not enriching our administrators. Read below and weep taxpayers in the following towns….

Comparison of 2016-17 ECS Grants (Governor’s state budget)

Town                                   Change in ECS funding (loss of funds in thousands of dollars)

Canaan (Falls Village)                   -7,800
Cornwall                                          -85,129
Kent                                                -167,052
Norfolk                                          – 381,255
North Canaan                                -80,600
Salisbury                                        -148,652
Sharon                                            -139,261

We urge A NO VOTEuntil the board rescinds its EXTRA retirement package to the superintendent

 

“Shall the combined net budget for Regional School District No. 1 (Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Pupil Services Center and Regional Schools Services Center) for fiscal year 2016-2017 in the amount of $15,494,235 be approved? Vote “Yes” or vote “No”.

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What Were They Thinking? (A.B.C and Region 1 Board) 1

As we stated three days ago, and if WE AT REGION ONE REPORT KNEW THIS, the A.B.C. and Region One Board should have know this…

Both boards (All Boards Chairmen and Region One) gave an ADDITIONAL retirement package to the superintendent, with a multi-million dollar renovation project for H.V.R.H.S on the horizon, and with massive state cuts on the horizon. Well, here are the cuts in ECS funding for each town in Region  One(and Norfolk)…once again NO RESPECT has been shown to the taxpayers that fund education in Region One….it is time to once again, defeat this current Region One Budget proposal, cut administrative costs, cut our bloated administrative budget, and spend the money on actually EDUCATING our students, not enriching our administrators. Read below and weep taxpayers in the following towns….

Just released in State Of Connecticut proposed budget:

Comparison of 2016-17 ECS Grants (Governor’s state budget)

Town                                   Change in ECS funding (loss of funds in thousands of dollars)

Canaan (Falls Village)                   -7,800
Cornwall                                          -85,129
Kent                                                -167,052
Norfolk                                          – 381,255
North Canaan                                -80,600
Salisbury                                        -148,652
Sharon                                            -139,261