Pam Vogel’s Sad List Of Accomplishments With Participation Of Local Boards Of Education So Far In 2018 5


1 Not listening to teachers, students and parents in the set up and implementation of a new schedule system and new grading system

2) An announcement is made that possibly 50% of athletes might not be able to participate due to the new grading policy

3) When the system crashes Mrs. Vogel schedules a speaker with a (“dubious history”), and  the scheduled speaker also having  been convicted of bank fraud….

4) After years of not only being superintendent, but also being the de facto principal of the high school, the principal of the high school finally resigns….

5) The Boards Of Education under the direction of Pam Vogel have “frozen out” public participation in search committees for administrative positions with internet surveys of parents and poorly publicized meeting. When such meeting occur, it is to be interviews by another paid consultant provided to the region by CABE (a waste of taxpayer dollars to an organization that is against public participation in searches and is anti-teacher)…

6) Mrs. Vogel if you watch almost all the board of education meeting videos runs almost every board meeting she is at…and look very close and see that with the Region One Board..the Board Chair and the ABC Chair do not even know the proper way to execute a “executive session”….

7) Most of the “executive sessions” are not called properly with correct information on the notice of the meeting….

8) Transparency and teacher, student and taxpayer participation are now basically non-existent (except the board of educations, who, for the most part with a few individual exceptions), appear to be caught under some spell of total support of Vogel and lack of support for teachers, student and taxpayers…

9) Vocal student disgust with Pam Vogel and her handling of all of the above, and teachers who can not speak out public for fear of losing their jobs, and parents and taxpayers who do speak out fear retribution to their family members in school in Region One….

10) And now, déjà vu all over again with the hiring of a new principal who brings a load of negative excess baggage to our system at a time when it is NOT needed (Vogel and the board learned nothing from the outrage taxpayers, students and parents showed just months earlier to the speaker who Vogel selected to come to try and explain the benefits of the new grading system)…

Lies and false promises right from the start of her tenure….secrecy and back room deals right from the start of her tenure…poor decisions, poor understanding (or not caring to understand)  local taxpayers, students and teachers and a bad selection of character right from the start……

When will the local boards become independent again, when will they realize that THEY are the boss, and Pam Vogel responds and answers to them, not the other way around. If you are elected to the board, we appreciate your service, but please, stop following Pam Vogel dragging Region One down the drain.

Please, local board members, stop this madness, it is in your hands.

And PS

Does anyone in the administration, or on the boards know about “Google”?



  1. Any chance the “accreditation” team being schmoozed by the high school right now are privy to any of this?

  2. The High School budget must be voted down. Even though 90% of the Regional problem stems from Central Office, there is no other avenue for the “stakeholder” voice to be heard.
    P.S. Why can’t the high school, pupil services, and Central Office budgets be separated? …if it is because the “law” says so- laws can be changed. These legitimate, and meaningful, problems with the superintendent’s office seem to be perennial. (They are not unique to Dr. Vogel’s tenure.) The overall budget usually sneaks by over guilt of not wanting to harm students. While all wish to benefit the academic interests of our student population, the passing of this years budget will eliminate any and all public input for another year. I believe a budget “no” vote will be in the best interest of the public education students of Region One.

  3. How much does it coast to go to Vote in each town? Maybe $7,000.00 X 7 towns= $49,000.00. What can you do with $49,000.00. how about an answer to your question on pupil services and central office rent their own building. No need for them to be in that building………….O….Well another BAD subject that would fix other problems also. As that has forever been brought up before a-thousand times over. AT Real Estate prices as they are in Canaan area in 4 years ( thats 4 budget approvals )
    the building would be paid for…..Stop talking dollar and cents,,,,,,sometimes it makes no cents, oppose sense.

    • The ONLY voice taxpayers have when the BOE does not listen is at the ballot box on referendums…sad but true…if the board listened to and acted upon complaints before the budget votes we would not be talking about voting down the budget. So Al, please do NOT put the blame all on the taxpayers, if the board was responsive to the public, we would not be in this position. They should do their job and supervise the superintendent, not BE SUPERVISED by her.

  4. Has anyone watched the North Canaan approval of Mis, Roy? After expectance she was asked of her accomplishments;
    OOH, giggle giggle giggle,,,,I have so many. Will I’m sitting here 4 days later waiting to hear of her Scholastic Achievements.
    Maybe was it comedy club,,,,giggle ,,,,giggle. Tax payers slam the door now,,, before it just gets worst. No reason the assistant Principal can’t be Interim while someone that wants to make a achievement mark, start for less money, prove themselves on the Merit system and wants to climb the ladder. I’m sure there are teachers that qualify and live in the area and are tax payers that want to take ownership.

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