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Proposed budget for 2015-16 school debated by BOE and Landon

Anders Hovstadius and Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writers

March 10, 2015

During the February Board of Education meeting, a budget increase was proposed by Superintendent Elliott Landon. The majority of the budget increase goes into two categories: literacy coaches and school security. Literacy coaches are professionals who work directly with teachers in their professional...

Hear us out

Hear us out

December 5, 2014

At Staples, it’s easy for us to meet with a teacher if we’re stuck on a math problem. It’s easy for us to get any book we would ever need from the school library. It’s easy for us to be involved in one of the hundreds of clubs. But voicing our opinions and concerns is not so easy. Yes, we...

BOE discusses K-12 start times

BOE discusses K-12 start times

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

On Nov. 17, the Board of Education (BOE) met to discuss the idea of changing elementary, middle and high school starting times. This topic hasn’t been up for debate since 2004; however, the BOE was inclined to revisit it because they are concerned for the well being of students. The main worry is ...

Students required to bring their own devices

Students required to bring their own devices

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

On Oct. 20, The Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples Cafeteria to discuss the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiative, which requires all students to bring their own technological devices to class in the 2015-16 school year. English teacher Kim Herzog, Assistant Superintendent James D’Amico and...

Security upgrades cost School Board

Security upgrades cost School Board

Megan Root and Katelyn DeAgro

September 19, 2014

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Westport public schools implemented this summer the first half of the Board of Education’s (BOE) $1.4 million plan for school security improvements. Part of this plan includes automatic interior door locks, which is why any student who leaves for the bathroom...

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