Region 1’s Search for a new Assistant Superintendent of Schools is underway. You can join the search consultant, Dr. Mary Broderick, on December 7, 2016 at HVRHS, Room 133, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or December 13, 2016 at Kent Center School, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to share your thoughts about the skills, experiences, philosophies, and characteristics desired in our new leader. You are also eligble to participate in a survey to help clarify the qualities and characteristics desired in the next Assistant Superintendent. The survey will be open until December 15th.
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From today’s Republican-American (full story at http://rep-am.com)
Region 1 board anxious for the public to understand what they do
FALLS VILLAGE – Region 1 board member John Sanders pushed his colleagues to set up a communications plan to better interact with the public.
The Cornwall representative asked that the topic be placed on the agenda of Monday’s meeting as a result of discussions during the board’s participation in the Lighthouse Project, a joint effort between the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the state Department of Education to see how boards can affect student achievement.
Region 1 Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain has reported the Educational Cost Sharing grants for the 2016-17 fiscal year during her report to the Lee H. Kellogg Board of Education
Canaan: $2,064,277 (last year, $2,091,525)
Cornwall: $23,499 ($85,129)
Falls Village: $186,637 ($209,153)
Kent: $51,265 ($167,052)
Salisbury: $60,176 ($148,652)
Sharon: $42,103 ($139,261).
From the Republican-American, full stoy available at
The All Boards Chair Committee of Region 1 will recommend to the Region 1 Board of Education the hiring of CABE consultant Mary Broderick to assist in the search for a new assistant superintendent. Broderick is familiar to the region, having conducted the search when current Assistant Superintendent Pamela Vogel was hired in 2015. Vogel will become superintendent on July 1, 2017, when Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain retires. The ABC Committee, which represents the chairmen of the region’s seven local school boards, said Broderick will conduct focus groups, place ads and perform background checks as part of the process. There is $9,800 budgeted for the service.
Canaan member Karen Riccardelli wondered about spending money for a search that was done less than two years ago. Region 1 board member Andrea L. Downs said initially she had some of those concerns, but she has changed her mind.
The committee also agreed to have its members and those of the Region 1 board serve as the search committee. Falls Village’s Rachel Gall suggested they seek to find ways to get other people’s viewpoints. Chamberlain suggested they consider a survey to get input from the community.
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The Kent Board of Education has approved a three-year contract with the Kent Center School Education Association, the teachers union, resulting in raises of 3.2 percent, 3 percent and 3.3 percent over the next three fiscal years.