From this mornings Republican-American (full story at http://rep-am.com)
The Region 1 school district’s attorney says its governance policies need some clarification.
“You don’t have a regional plan,” Gary Brochu said. “It’s as if you were created by Genesis. A rib was taken from each town.”
Brochu, of the firm Shipman & Goodwin, addressed nearly 20 of the 45 school board members from the region’s six towns Wednesday. The meeting was hosted by the All Boards Chairmen Committee.
Arborist Work Day at HVRHS April 22, 2014
Sharon Board of Education April 21, 2014
Salisbury Board of Education, April 21, 2014
Region One Report has learned from reliable sources inside Housatonic Valley Regional High School that the High School Principal Search Committee has narrowed the list to three (3) applicants. Two men and one woman. Final interviews will be held on the afternoon and evening of April 29, and a new Principal for the high school may be chosen at the end of that meeting
Region One Board of Education April 7
From todays Republican-American……
Losing election a relief when victors’ responsibilities emerge
Marshall Miles of Salisbury, who had been an outspoken critic of the previous Region 1 Board of Education, waged a campaign to be elected to the board last fall, but was defeated by Jennifer Weigel. Miles, who operates Robin Hood Radio of Sharon along with Jill Goodman, and writes a blog called Region 1 Report, keeps a close eye on the actions of the board. Last Wednesday at the start of the board’s budget hearing in Falls Village, Miles came to the microphone to congratulate members for working hard to come up with a plan.
“You all came in under a tough situation,” he said, then added, “When I saw the insurance costs for next year (a 22.9 percent increase) I was glad I lost the election.” Board members laughed and thanked him for his praise.
Region One Board of Education Public Hearing on the Budget April 2
A video of the meeting will be posted here by Thursday evening….
Region 1 school board OKs budget
(full story at http://rep-am.com)
During the comment period, Tom Gailes of Canaan asked if the rising health costs are due to illnesses of one or two employees. Herrick said there are 420 employees enrolled in the Region 1 pool and there are 17 claims of more than $100,000. When Gailes asked if there is any way to track so they’ll know about costs for the following year, Herrick replied that cannot be done due to medical privacy rights. Marshall Miles of Salisbury congratulated the board on its hard work in developing a budget. “You all came in under a tough situation,” he said.