From todays Republican-American
82 percent of Housy 2016 grads enrolled in higher education
The chairman of the guidance department at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, reported that 82 percent of the class of 2016 is going on to some form of further education
Fifty-one percent attend four-year colleges and 27 percent enrolled at two-year schools
Twelve percent of the 100-member class went directly into the workforce.
Full story in today’s Republican American
Region 1 board makes no apology for ‘offensive’ video
BY RUTH EPSTEIN
FALLS VILLAGE — Region 1 Board of Education members said they don’t believe an apology is necessary for a video they made to explain the Lighthouse Project to teachers, who found the presentation “offensive.”
On the first day of the new school year for the region’s teachers in August, thevideo featured each board member taking a turn to explain the project, a joint effort between the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the state Department of Education that seeks to explore how school boards affect student achievement.
During the video, the board members said they were seeking help from everyone, including teachers, administrators and the community, to improve the school system.
They said they recognized there is some apathy toward students, and that some may not believe all children can learn.
Jonathan Moore (CABE Award Winner, how sick is that? !!!!), Kent’s representative on the Region 1 Board of Education, said at Monday’s meeting that he was asked by the teachers’ union — the Kent Center School Education Association — to share the letter it had written to the Kent Board of Education. That letter, which was read at Thursday’s local school board meeting, asked the Region 1 board for an apology.
The letter said the Region 1 board members stated in the video their belief that the teachers were “not committed to helping each student reach his/her full potential.
In addition, we were told that we have not made a concerted effort to recognize that all children can learn.
The tone of this presentation was quite offensive, and left us feeling concerned about the Region 1 board’s complete misunderstanding of our dedicated efforts to provide a solid and well rounded education for each of our students.”
Wethersfield, CT—August 2016—Local Board Member Received Recognition
Jonathan Moore, a member of the Region One Board of Education, recently achieved the level of Certified Board of Education Member in the CABE Board Member Academy for the 2015-2016 school year. Jonathan was one of 31 board of education members recognized for their achievement in participating in numerous hours of board-related professional development activities. A board member must accumulate at least 20 credits to become a Certified Board of Education Member. Areas of study are designed to strengthen leadership skills and give members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. The areas of study are: Board Relations with the superintendent, with the community, and with each other
Policy (This is quite a stretch! The only policy he is successful at is a policy of divide, conquer, and a deaf ear)
Curriculum (Maybe he learned how to spell the word, he knows nothing about developing one)
School Finance (Yes, spend, spend, spend, and ignore the taxpayers wishes)
School Law (God help us!!!)
Labor Relations ( Just ask the teachers in Region one about this! Also, ask Kent BOE members on his latest video!)
Board Operations (This from a board member that accepted the Chairmanship of the board illegally at an illegal meeting several years ago!!!)