Over the weekend, the regiononereport received information from several anonymous sources that a teacher, a Housatonic High School faculty member, had been suspended. After some investigation, we found out the following: 1. The teacher’s classes were covered by Dave Bayersdorfer. 2. The teacher, who we will leave unnamed, had resigned. 3. A new teacher was hired as of Friday, March 9.
We do not recall hearing ANY of this at the last Region One Board of Education meeting: not in a report from the Superintendent, not in a report from the Assistant Superintendent, not in a report from the high school Principal, not in a report from the Vice Principal. Is this not information that should be given by some member of the administration in a report to the Board?
We checked with Region One Board Chair Phil Hart at 12:30 Sunday afternoon, March 18, who told us he has no knowledge of such events.
We confirmed with Dave Bayersdorfer that he did indeed get called in to substitute for a teacher in this time frame.