Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to court we go (again in Region One) 1

8.12.15.complaint.deptofed-page-001PastedGraphic-1-page-001A complaint filed by town officials with the state Department of Education against the Region 1 Board of Education warrants an investigation, state Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell has ruled. In an Aug. 12 letter to Frederick Dorsey of Kainen, Escalera and McHale P.C., the attorney representing Falls Village in this matter, Wentzell stated, “I am writing
to inform you that I have found the complaint to be substantial. Consequently, I am ordering an investigation of the complaint.” The complaint alleges that the Region 1 Board of Education is failing to comply with its statutory and contractual obligations to its member boards, and town officials are asking the state to order such compliance. While the Falls Village school board held off on signing it, urging that some changes be made, Chairman Lara Mittaud eventually put her signature on it with reluctance.
She asked that a proviso be attached to the minutes stating her board’s concerns, but her request was denied. The school board and selectmen have questions about the selecting and hiring of a superintendent, and the modification of the terms of the superintendent’s salary. See today’s edition of The Republican-American for full story.