Inklings News

The quest to find the name of the new superintendent

The quest to find the name of the new superintendent

Jack Dennison '21, Paper sports editor

June 7, 2019

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Sophie Driscoll '19, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. The Board of Education (BOE) appointed him to the role with a unanimous vote on May 6. Abbey will hold the position until the BOE finds a permanent superintendent. “It is gratifying to find someone of Dr. Abbey’s caliber to lead our schools th...

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D'Angelo ’20

May 2, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary and insurance benefits while on leave for medical reasons until her retirement on Aug. 1. Palmer will additionally be receiving a transportation allowance through her leave time, according to the Separation Agreement between Palmer...

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 8, 2019

The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint former Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono as the Acting Superintendent of the Westport Public School District on April 8. Buono will begin on April 9.   “I’m honored to accept the position until [the BOE] is able to find a suita...

Palmer announces retirement

Palmer announces retirement

Sophie Driscoll '19

March 15, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced on March 14 that she will retire on Aug. 1.   “The district is in a time right now where it can be handed over to another superintendent, and I will work tirelessly to make sure that happens smoothly,” Palmer said.   In a press re...

District staff unifies in response to contract termination decisions

District staff unifies in response to contract termination decisions

April 26, 2018

By Lili Romann '19 and Daniel Harizman '19 Over 100 Westport Public School District teachers attended the Board of Education meeting Monday, April 23 after 135 non tenured district staff received email notifications Friday, April 20 that their contracts would not be renewed for the upcoming school ye...

A Passing of the Reins

A Passing of the Reins

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Almost any weekday at around 5:30 a.m., if you look out over the Saugatuck River, you’ll see many early bird rowers taking advantage of dawn’s quiet serenity. Among these early risers there’s a face that will soon become very familiar to the Staples community: Dr. Elliot Landon’s successor as ...

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...

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...

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

April 2, 2015

It was 9:00 am on a Monday when Principal John Dodig had a meeting that left him “at a loss for words.” The meeting was with the Staples Parent Teacher Association, informing him that the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association was going to honor him as the High School Principal of the Year. On Thur...

Board of Education discusses solar energy

Board of Education discusses solar energy

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

On a rainy Monday night, April 7, the Staples cafeteria quickly filled up with concerned AP environmental students for the Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The major topics that were covered included the Green Task Force Committee’s proposal for solar panel installations at school buildings and the ...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was shocked when I heard the amount,” Board of Finance member Mike Rea said.  “It was a perfect storm,...

January 7, 2011 | Early Dismissal At Last

January 7, 2011 | Early Dismissal At Last

January 7, 2011

11:43 a.m. Before leaving school for the weekend, many students celebrated the early dismissal announced toward the end of period 8. Four to eight inches of expected snow was enough for superintendent Elliot Landon and several other public school districts in Fairfield Country to call snow days and ear...

Join the discussion.
superintendent