The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree…Secret Meeting Not Disclosed By Pam Vogel Or Local Boards Reply

It has come to our attention from “impeccable”, “trusted” sources  of an last minute publicized via notice meeting on Region 1 matters  this summer! At that meeting were five-representative of the North Canaan Board Of Education and five members of the Lee H Kelloggg Board of education, and the principal of North Canaan Elementary School.  On the agenda: inital discussions on moving Falls Village Students to North Canaan Elementary School. And, in addition, the Principal of the Lee H. Kellogg School was UNAWARE of this meeting.

Now, we are no legal experts, but it seems to us, if your going to have a meeting like this, dealing with multiple schools in Region 1, that it should be legally posted with plenty of advanced notice in both towns. And the Falls Village principal should also have been notified.

We take no position on meetings regarding enrolment in Region One, we, quite frankly, are upset at the secretive nature of the meeting, the lack of adequate public notice,in both towns and the fact that it happend, had to approved with the knowledge of the new Region One superintendent.

We now ask, no, we demand a full report on this meeting from Pam Vogel, and a full report from any other employees of Region 1, or North Canaan Elementary School, or the Falls Village Board Of Education.

With the fate of our region in jeopardy due to declining enrolment, this is NO WAY TO GAIN THE TRUST of residents, teachers, students, and taxpayers at such a crucial time.

The Region has just gone thru eight years of secrets, hidden agenda’s, and lack of transparency from the administration, A.B.C Committee, and Region One Board Of Education.

We are going to check with FOI to see if any rules were broken. If not, it still was a terrible decision to hold a meeting like this and keep it from the taxpayers that pay your salary.

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Stephanie L. Magyar Appointed by the Salisbury Board of Education as Principal of Salisbury Central School
SALISBURY—On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Salisbury Board of Education formally selected Stephanie L. Magyar as its new principal, effective July 1, 2017.
Mrs. Magyar has been a teacher and a teacher leader in Region One since 2013 at Cornwall Consolidated
School. She began her teaching career as an English teacher at Wamogo Regional High School before
transitioning to the Region One School District. During her tenure at Cornwall Consolidated School, she
was the acting Administrator when the Principal was away from the building, was a member of numerous
regional committees, and was the middle school team coordinator. Further, Stephanie has been a strong
voice as part of the Region One Professional Development and Teacher Evaluation Committee.
Prior to her successful career at Cornwall Consolidated School, Mrs. Magyar was employed by Wamogo
Regional High School where she taught English to students in grades 7-12. At Wamogo, she was a
member of numerous committees, served as the co-leader of the middle school, was involved in
scheduling all middle school activities and programs, and was in charge of ordering supplies and
maintaining inventory within budget constraints.
Mrs. Magyar’s experiences as a leader in her prior positions have prepared her well for the administration
of Salisbury Central School. Her proven leadership skills and her background in Human Resources have
served her well throughout her career.
Mrs. Magyar grew up in Region One, having attended both Salisbury Central School (class of 1994) and
Housatonic Valley Regional High School (class of 1998). From these experiences and her work at
Cornwall Consolidated School, she has an solid understanding of the Region One School District as well
as the community it serves.
Mrs. Magyar holds a B.A. in General Studies from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She holds a
Master’s in Education, and her Sixth Year Certification in Educational Leadership, both from the
University of Bridgeport.

Why is there an All Boards Chairmen Committee when they hardly EVER meet? Reply

5/24/2017 ABC Meeting CANCELLED

4/26/2017 ABC Committee Meeting CANCELLED

3/6/2017  Joint Meeting between ABC Committee and REG 1 BOE:  Meeting Held

2/22/2017 ABC Committee Meeting CANCELLED

1/25/2017 ABC Committee Meeting CANCELLED

The A.B.C. fought long and hard to wrestle away control of the superintendent from the Region One Board Of Education..spending way to much time in the process and way to much money only to then, this school year, cancel four out of five meetings!

The only meeting so far this year was a joint meeting with the Region One BOE! What could they have possibly talked about when the rest of this year they never even met!

This is disgraceful, why run for the board of education, then become chairmen of the local board, and then continually NOT SHOW UP FOR ANY MEETINGS?

As the old saying goes, “is this anyway to run a railroad?”

So now, the superintendent has NO OVERSIGHT from a group of people who wanted oversight. So let me remind the A.B.C. what the meaning of OVERSIGHT is:

o·ver·sight
noun: the action of overseeing something.
With what has been going on with the administration of Region One, it is no wonder the administration does what they want, when they want…..there is no oversight of the superintendent by the A.B.C.
Please save us time and money….if you can not fulfill your required tasks then resign and let people who will commit to do ALL the aspect s of the job. Thank you for volunteering, but you volunteered to do the whole job..and not skip out on one of the most important aspects of your job. Overseeing the administration of Region One.
A.B.C. members..get it together, or get off the board and let people who will commit the time and energy to do all of the job.