Region One Report was started in March 0f 2012! It is time to re-state what this blog is all about…. Reply

In our first year (10 months) we had 27,546 visits! And boy did we think that was great!

Now in our second year (9 months) we have already surpassed 58,702 visits!!! And so far, this year alone over 86,000 hits!!!

Thanks you for your support, together, we can bring Region 1 and it’s board back home to its students, teachers, employees, residents and taxpayers!

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This blog is for  anyone who cares about the Region One School District, parent, teacher, non-certified staff, administration, student,  whoever…to voice their opinions,  and concerns of the administration of Region One without identifying themselves, without fear of retribution from Region One Administrators… You may post documents, links, whatever. 

Welcome! First of all, let’s describe this blog! It is a safe haven for all who wish to report on what they know is going on with the Region One administration in the day-to-day operation of the district. You can post here anonymously, without fear of retribution from the administration.

You can post documents, videos, or just your comments. It will be updated by the administration of this blog when new information comes to light, and it will be updated with information that has already been brought to light on other media. In addition, this blog will contain some personal observations of Marshall Miles, its creator. These opinions and observations will be solely those of Marshall Miles, an alumnus and long-term supporter (and for many years parent!) in Region One.  These opinions and observations do not, and are not intended to, represent any of the companies that Marshall is connected to or affiliated with, i.e. WHDD AM/FM, WBSL-FM, Robin Hood Radio. com, CATV 6, robinhoodradiotv, Tri-State Public Communications, Inc., or any of the underwriters, management, or employees of these companies.

It is our sincere hope to bring more information to light regarding what we consider to be the poor management of our wonderful school system over the past several years, and to inform and educate the public in the region from a different viewpoint of that of the administration, and some members of the Board of Education.  When you make a post, it will be reviewed before it is posted, so please be patient!

Thanks for coming, and please spread the word … let’s bring Region One back to a working relationship with the Board of Education, the administration, and the public.  The time has come for the Board to act like a board, rather than a satellite state following the dictates of the Central Office.

Region One students get half-day off so teachers can attend conference that is in conflict with the school schedule 4

Wednesday Sept 25, Salisbury Central School, Sharon Center School and North Canaan have changed to an early dismissal day( a half day) to accommodate training of teachers set up by the Assistant Superintendent in conflict with the regular school schedule. Kent Center  School and the Housatonic are not participating on that date. In Kent the Kent Board of Education is allowing students to be dismissed for a half-day so teachers can attend professional development but the principal was not sure exactly what day it will be. Principal Florence Budge requested the au­thorization last 2012-04-03-schedule-conflictThursday for early dismissal for Sept. 20 or Sept. 30. She said she had asked Assistant Superintendent Diane Goncalves for an alternate date for the presentation on the “student learning objectives,” which are part of the new teacher evaluation system. The rest of the region is training on Sept. 25 and that is not a good date for Kent Center School, Budge said.

See video of the Salisbury Central School Board Of education meeting on the half-day by clicking the link below.

$25,686.13 ( a partial cost of the poor handling of this matter by the Region One Administration) Reply

From the Saturday edition of the Republican-American

The Kent Board of Education did not reveal its plans Thursday after losing a residency appeal by the Bishop family in August.
Board Chairman Paul Cortese did reveal that the board spent $25,686.13 on the investigation, attorney fees, as well as court and filing fees on the case.
Aden Bishop’s residency was disputed and the Kent Board of Education decided to investigate during the 2012-13 school year whether the Bish­op family was considered a resident of the town. An investigation was done and the superintendent informed the family it had been determined they did not live in Kent full-time and therefore need­ed to pay tuition for the past four years of school­ing. A hearing was held in June and an impartial board, appointed by the Kent Board of education also decided the Bishops were not residents.
Barbara Bishop appealed the decision to the state Board of Education and the board upheld the appeal Aug. 23 and reversed the original deci­sion.
After meeting in executive session Thursday evening, the board decided that it would be “studying the decision and seeking counsel’s ad­vice.” Cortese said that he alone would discuss the case with the board’s attorney and not the full board. 

Who was right or who was wrong is not the point here. The point, well just look at the case  Region One spent thousands of dollars on, and look (by clicking on the link below) at the Bishop’s case. Another example of poor administration and the “flushing” of over $25,000 dollars down the proverbial drain.