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Board of Education budget cuts prompts community discussion in town meeting

Board of Education budget cuts prompts community discussion in town meeting

March 31, 2017

By: Francesca Truitt '17  The Westport Board of Education (BoE) must reduce its budget by $1.7 million to $125,120,532.50 next year, as requested by the Westport Board of Finance (BoF). Last Thursday, March 16, the BoF held a public hearing to discuss Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer’s proposed cuts ...

Superintendent warns faculty of budget reduction after state education cuts

Superintendent warns faculty of budget reduction after state education cuts

Fritz Schemel '17, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2017

By Fritz Schemel '17 In an e-mail Tuesday to Staples faculty, Superintendent Colleen Palmer detailed the impacts recent state budget cuts to Westport’s education system will have. In her letter, Palmer said the district has lost $2.4 million dollars in support from the state this year in their...

BOE confirms James D’Amico as the new Staples principal

BOE confirms James D’Amico as the new Staples principal

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016

After a coast to coast search for a new principal at Staples, the Board of Education (BOE) finally confirmed James D’Amico, who already sits next to the board members at their weekly meetings. D’Amico will take over as principal for Staples High School on the first of July and will replace the...

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

January 18, 2016

Dr. Colleen Palmer was officially appointed as the next superintendent of the Westport Public Schools at Monday night's Board of Education (BOE) meeting with a unanimous 6-0 vote. . Palmer, who will begin her role as superintendent on July 1, will replace Dr. Elliot Landon. Landon who has worked fo...

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Claudia Chen, Paper Managing Editor

November 30, 2015

On Nov. 23, the Board of Education unanimously approved nine new courses at Staples High School for the 2016-17 school year. The courses are AP Music Theory, Mandarin Chinese 5, AP Chinese Language and Culture, Gothic and Horror Literature, Sports Literature and Research, Earth Science, Creative Techno...

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