Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Give it to them!

We have had a request for a space to vent. There is so much frustration and anger with the Board of Ed, Susan Marks, Moccia...... Here is your space...Tell them what you are thinking! They do read this blog.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Steve's Plan

SteveColarossiJune 17, 2012 - I think we can do a better job making the cuts that need to be made. I've put together a "Kids First Alternative Plan" and circulated it to my colleagues on the Board of Education. You can read about here: My plan is not perfect, but I think it minimizes the impact on the elementary schools and offers cuts to less educationally-critical areas. Please let me know what you think ( What do you think of Steve's plan? Go to to see it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Board of Ed Meeting

Reactions to the Board of Education public hearing meting Monday night? Were they listening? Was it just another act in this political drama? Was it simply to force the unions to take a pay freeze? Will the mayor come to the rescue and be a hero once again? Is the public falling for 'cuts' that were never meant to come to pass because this is a well thought out scam on the public? Are Marks and the mayor serious or are they seriously lying? What's your guess? Then let's see what really happens....

Friday, June 8, 2012

Elementary Schools Hit Hardest by Cuts

Home News Norwalk: "BOE 'playing chicken' with budget harming elementary schools' ability to education, administrators say." Is it a coincidence that the elementary schools will be hit hardest by the cuts? Is the BOE playing a game? Why are so many of the cuts hitting the elementary schools? Perhaps the administrators have a point? Even if you don't approve of the unions, try to look at this objectively. What is really going on here? The list of cuts don't make sense now. Feel free to agree or to disagree.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mayor as Hero

'As expected, Mayor Richard A. Moccia presented his plan: $2.2 million in relief to the Board of Education, with that $2.2 million to be paid back to the city in fiscal year 2013-14. The board is expected to discuss its budget tonight during its meeting at City Hall.' - The Norwalk Hour

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Cuts This is the link for the budget cuts. Go to page 5 for the specifics. If the link does not work, go to the Norwalk Public Schools website, click on Board of Education, then go to the board meeting information for June 5th. This info is found in the board packet, page 5.