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Candidates civil in Board of Education debate

Candidates civil in Board of Education debate

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

The Board of Education had a debate on Oct. 15 at Town Hall in preparation for the upcoming election. Three candidates were on the stage: Michael Gordon, Paul Block, and Mark Matthews, all current members of the board. The debate was sponsored by The League of Women Voters, and the moderator was Jean Rabinow. Questions were either emailed or written down and delivered to the women who would then read it to the can...

Recruitment firm holds community forum regarding superintendent search

Recruitment firm holds community forum regarding superintendent search

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

September 4, 2015

An open community forum was held Tuesday night concerning the hiring of the new district superintendent. Deborah Raizes and John Chambers, representatives from Hazard, Young and Attea (HYA), the search firm charged with finding a new superintendent for Westport Public Schools, ran the forum. “We are in the information gathering stage,” Chambers said, addressing the small crowd gathered...

Junior students stand up against the SBAC

Junior students stand up against the SBAC

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2015

Last week, eleventh-grade students were scheduled to take the much-discussed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. However, as the week approached, more and more students decided to opt out of the test. The number of participants in the “trial run” of this standardized test further decreased...

New principal not yet appointed

New principal not yet appointed

Jane Levy, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2015

Elliott Landon sent an email on Wednesday May 20 to the staff of the Westport Public Schools, in which he stated that Greenwich Public Schools’ press release announcing the hiring of current principal of Central Middle School, Shelley Somers, as the new Staples High School principal was premature and...

BOE discusses health survey, continuing ed. and goals

BOE discusses health survey, continuing ed. and goals

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

On May 4, the Board of Education (BOE) discussed the results of the Westport/Weston/Wilton Student Health Survey, modifications to Westport Continuing Education and the BOE’s goals for 2015-2016. The health survey required that a minimum of 100 students were tested in each grade level. The questions...

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