March is Board of Education Members' appreciation month. This is an opportunity for us to extend publically our appreciation for their dedicated service to our children. I find our board members to be selfless and generous with their time and commitment to public school education. We could not do the important work that we do without all of you. Thank you for your continued service!
As I write this, a hint of spring is in the air. Who would have thought we would have thunderstorms in February! To date, we have had one school day closing due to snow, two late openings, and two early dismissals. Let us hope that we might have an early spring in March.
We have received news that the Connecticut State Board of Education will review a resolution on March 2, 2016 which addresses "the Section 10-4b Complaint filed on July 14, 2015 by certain residents of Regional School District Number One of Litchfield County against the Board of Education of Regional School District Number One of Litchfield County (the 'Region One Board')." The investigation findings suggest that the State Board adopt the recommendation of the Commissioner and "(a) finds that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the Region One Board has failed, or is unable, to implement the educational interests of the State of Connecticut as defined in C.G.S. Section 10-4a, (b) dismisses the Complaint, and directs the Commissioner to take the necessary action." For specifics of the findings please contact us at Central Office for an electronic copy.
The Connecticut Lighthouse Project is a joint effort of the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). The Region One Board of Education and administration have decided to participate in the Lighthouse Project training program, of which the focus will be to build skills and become more proficient in supporting achievement for all students in Region One Schools. For more information regarding the Lighthouse Project, click here.