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Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. He served as coordinator of the Westport Regional Center and department of special education at Staples High School from 1981 to 1987.
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...

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

 Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation on March 14. Until Aug. 1, Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary, insurance benefits and transportation allowance.
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...

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono (middle) will serve as Acting Superintendent while current Superintendent Colleen Palmer is on a leave of absence due to a medical emergency. Buono will hold the position until an interim or official Superintendent is hired.
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...

Palmer announces retirement

Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation after three years as superintendent of Westport Public Schools.
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...

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...

A Passing of the Reins

A Passing of the Reins
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...

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent
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...

Recruitment firm holds community forum regarding superintendent search

Recruitment firm holds community forum regarding superintendent search
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...

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor
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...

Board of Education discusses solar energy

AP environmental students filled the back of the audience to show their support for the solar photovoltaic system proposal.
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...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall
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...

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...

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