It has come to our attention from “impeccable”, “trusted” sources that new Superintendent of Region 1, Pam Vogel held a secret, non publicized, private meeting on Region 1 matters at Geer this summer! At that meeting were Vogel, a representative of the North Canaan Board Of Education/and/or Elementary School, and a representitive of the Falls Village Board Of Education. On the agenda: inital discussions on moving Falls Village Students to North Canaan Elementary School. And, in addition, the Principal of the Lee H. Kellogg School was UNAWARE of this meeting.
Now, we are no legal experts, but it seems to us, if your going to have a meeting like this, dealing with multiple schools in Region 1, that it should be legally posted in both towns, and the Falls Village principal should also have been notified.
We take no position on meetings regarding enrolment in Region One, we, quite frankly, are upset at the secretive nature of the meeting, the lack of public notice, and the fact that it was approved to happen by the new REgion One superintendent.
We now ask, no, we demand a full report on this meeting from Pam Vogel, and a full report from any other employees of Region 1, or North Canaan Elementary School, or the Falls Village Board Of Education.
With the fate of our region in jeopardy due to declining enrolment, this is NO WAY TO GAIN THE TRUST of residents, teachers, students, and taxpayers at such a crucial time.
Fess up Mrs. Vogel! The Region has just gone thru eight years of secrets, hidden agenda’s, and lack of transparency from the administration, A.B.C Committee, and Region One Board Of Education.
We are going to check with FOI to see if any rules were broken. If not, it still was a terrible decision to hold a meeting like this and keep it from the taxpayers that pay your salary.