Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trump Times

President-elect Trump has appointed a woman to head education who does not support public schools.  She has been known to support privatization of schools.  What does all of this mean to you? Are you in favor of school choice, privatization of schools, charter schools?  What are you thinking?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Board of Ed Vote from Home?

Tonight the Board votes on whether the Board of Education can call in a Board vote from home.  So if a Board member misses the information meeting and does not attend the voting meeting, it is fine for this Board member to call in a vote on the issue.  How does that sound to you, taxpayers?

Will Mike Lyons be able to chair Board meetings from Rhode Island?

How many other cities allow Board members to vote by phone?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Superintendent Salary

For the 2016-17 school year, a performance of at least 70 out of 100 points would earn the superintendent a salary adjustment equal to that received by unionized administrators. A score of 80 to 84 points would result in a bonus equal to 3 percent of the superintendent’s $250,000 base salary. A score of 85 to 89 would earn a bonus equal to 4 percent of his salary, and a score of 90 or higher would earn Adamowski a 6 percent bonus.This system of evaluation and compensation may also be applied to the seven members of senior management who directly report to the superintendent, as Adamowski requested.

KSchultz@thehour.com; 203- 354-1049; @kevinedschultz

Mike Lyons, BoE agreement, on hiring the superintendent:Your annual compensation, inclusive of salary and annuities, shall be $250,000, which shall be prorated for the initial year of July 15, 2015 through June 30, 2016, payable biweekly. The Definitive Agreement shall include provisions for adjustments in compensation in future years based on the Superintendent’s evaluation. 
Potential  6% x 250,000 = $15,000 raise in one year


COMMENTS?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Yes, the Election

The American Federation of Teachers posted the following:

"Donald Trump tried to explain away his boasts of assaulting women as "locker room banter." Coach Steve Reich explains how he holds young men to a higher standard of behavior in his locker room."

We need to know how our educators and leaders feel about Trump's "locker room banter."

How about Hillary?

This election will create a role model for our country.  Who will be our role model? Can you justify your choice?


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Silence

The silence is deafening, as they say.  Adamowski is busy doing what?  Comments on this or anything else are welcome here.....

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome Back

Welcome Back Norwalk students and teachers.  We look forward to a successful year in the Norwalk Public Schools.

This site is open for any topic regarding the Norwalk Public Schools. Please feel free to ask questions and to comment anonymously.  If you post anonymously, even we do not know who you are.

Let the questions and discussions begin!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fensore vs. Lyons

 It appears that Mike Lyons did not inform other members of the Board of Education of his letter writing activities..... ' Lyons sent an email in August 2015 warning Region 14 to watch their Special Education expenses carefully, given that former Norwalk Special Education Director Christina Fensore was in charge there. “Ms. Fensore left us with undisclosed liabilities in our SPED department of between $1 million and $2 million upon her departure,” Lyons wrote.' (NON)  What does this mean? I am assuming it means Lyons acted on his own without the vote of the Board.  Does this mean the Chair of the Board will lose the lawsuit? Should the Board's attorney be defending Lyons as the Chairman of the Board if he acted alone?  What do you think of this development?