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Board of Ed votes 5 to 2 to approve SRO

Board of Ed votes 5 to 2 to approve SRO

March 28, 2018

By Kaya Leitner '19 In light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the Feb. 27 Shelter in Place at Staples High School due to a student’s violent threat, the Westport Board of Education voted 5-2 on March 26 to approve the hiring of an armed School Resource Officer (SRO). According to WestportNow, the ...

[April 2017] Protection effectiveness against bullying in question after federal investigation

[April 2017] Protection effectiveness against bullying in question after federal investigation

April 26, 2017

By: Max Appell '18 and Zach Horowitz '19 The Westport Board of Education went under federal investigation on Nov. 9 due to claims that schoProl officials from one of Westport’s middle schools grabbed and shook a student who had filed a complaint about being bullied.The specifics of the bullying...

Board of Education discusses further budget restoration

Board of Education discusses further budget restoration

April 25, 2017

By Becky Hoving '17 Members of the Board of Education (BoE) met Monday, April 24 to respond to the restoration of $310,000 to the Westport Public Schools budget. The restoration is a response to the initial $2.4 million dollar cut to the annual budget that Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer warned...

Parking prices skyrocket due to proposed budget cuts

Parking prices skyrocket due to proposed budget cuts

April 17, 2017

By Camryn Ragland and Liv Ronca The Board of Education has recently proposed an extensive list of budget cuts totaling to $1.7 million, of which includes a $100 increase in senior parking stickers. Senior parking stickers in past years have cost students $50. However, in a recent budget proposal by the Board of Education, this cost increased 200 percent. “Staples right now charge...

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