Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ready for Susan?

'NORWALK -- With exactly one month left before the schools budget is due, Superintendent Susan Marks is set to release her budget reconciliation plan on Friday.' -The Hour Are we ready? Here's a place for you to comment anonymously. Take advantage. We have Board of Ed members reading this blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Open topic

While we are waiting for the budget cuts, here is another opportunity for you to post your topic of choice...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Who's in Charge?

The budget is due June 30th. The union presidents are criticizing the manner in which the budget is being cut and, according to The Norwalk Hour, Chiarmonte said...... "We're not quite ready for it yet. We're still working on the budget plan and we didn't want to go out there in a chaotic fashion, scaring the bejesus out of people for no reason," Chiaramonte said. "We'll have a well thought-out discussion. We don't want to rush through with a list to just say here's a list, then go back and figure it out later. We don't want to work it out that way." Chiaramonte said Superintendent Susan Marks has a list of cuts, as does Finance Committee Chairman Steve Colarossi, but the board needs to "compare notes and see where we could find common ground" before holding a public discussion. The budget meeting for Tuesday night was canceled. Is there chaos in the school system? Should the bejesus be scared out of us? Is there anyone in charge?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

10 Million

Looks like no one will save the school system from a ten million dollar budget cut for the 2012-2013 school year. What are you willing to see eliminated that will affect you or your child? This budget cut will hurt just about everyone. We might as well come up with suggestions that will help those making the decisions. What would you be willing to give up to help the school system reconcile the cuts? Don't think it isn't going to happen. Sacrifice now or be told what you will lose......

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Seems like...

Seems like you all enjoy starting topics yourselves, and you are good at it. No problem. While we are waiting for budget cuts, you have the floor. Your topic of choice......Do what you do so well. What's on your mind?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Parents, Not Politicians

Many of us voted for the 'Parents Not Politicians.' Anyone want to comment on how they feel about that now? Time to evaluate the Board of Education. How do they measure up to your expectations? Have you had the transparency promised? Have you seen a change in the way the school system is handled? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State Senate Passes Education Reform Bill

Although these bills can appear quite complicated, it is important for parents to read this legislation. There are very important paragraphs relating to school governance committees, State control of schools under certain circumstances, pilot programs for evaluations, auditing accounts, etc. etc, etc. Become knowledgable because parents will have very important roles to play IF THEY WANT CHANGE.


Norwalk Hour Headlines: 'Board of Estimate and Taxation fixes Board of Ed's $4M deficit, questions remain' Comments?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Your Turn

This is an open topic for those who want to post. All topics, comments and breaking news about the NPS are welcome. I will not delete unless there is spam, profanity, advertising, or the like. My purpose is not to judge, but to provide a space for your opinions. A good old fashioned argument arising from differences of opinion is perfectly fine. We are adults and we should be able to defend ourselves if the truth is misrepresented. Having said that, I am not responsible for the opinions of others.