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BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

School psychologists Valerie Babich and Alycia Dadd explain the benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to Board of Education (BOE) on March 16.

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

On March 16, the Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples cafeteria to discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and finalize the uniform school calendar for 2016-2017. Valerie Babich and Alycia Dadd, school psychologists, presented the board with a PowerPoint explaining the benefits of DBT. ...

Curriculum changes and priorities control Board of Education meeting

James D’Amico begins his presentation and discusses the 6-12 grade curriculum with members of the BOE. He discussed the integration of STEAM into the curriculum and meeting new state requirements for the class of 2020.

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

On the night of Nov. 10, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss state changes to the high school curriculum for the class of 2020. In addition, the BOE discussed the productivity and efficiency study from the National Executive Service Corps (NESC.) Director of Secondary Education James D’Amico talked about integrating STE...

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,...

Board of Education talks budget

John Klinge, a member of the Representative Town Meeting, shares his opinion on the Health Insurance Fund Review Committee.

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

January 9, 2014

On Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. the Board of Education (BOE) meeting attracted parents and members of the Westport community due to the current deficit of approximately $2 million. The main topics of the night included an update and action plan for the 2013-14 budget and a proposal for the Superintendent’s...

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