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Showing 3/19/2015 to 1/1/2015

Board of Education Policy Committee Chairwoman Heidi Keyes

Norwalk BoE contemplates 7 p.m. meeting start time in hopes of seeing more parents

NORWALK, Conn. — Meetings would start earlier for the Norwalk Board of Education according to a proposal that is... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte pauses during his remarks at Tuesday's BoE meeting.

Chiaramonte’s Facebook racial commentary defended

Update, 12:10 a.m. March 18, comments from Brenda Penn-Williams and Jack Chiaramonte. (This story was originally posted at 9:08... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2015

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BoE’s South Norwalk After the Bell program threatened with extinction before it begins

Update, 3:30 p.m., admission to AFB will be by lottery, clarification as to start date. NORWALK, Conn. – The... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE finalizes superintendent profile, starts search

NORWALK, Conn. – Confidence remains that a new superintendent of schools will be in place on July 1 in... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2015

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Norwalk partisans continue to play blame game over Rivera’s exit

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the exit of Norwalk Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona

Board of Ed holds the door on winter recess

NORWALK, Conn. – This winter’s record-breaking cold has left teachers and school administrators scrambling to ensure the safety and... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2015

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Mike Lyons

Opinion: Plenty of projects on the table for Norwalk Public Schools

Mike Lyons is chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education In December I published a comprehensive list of achievements... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Norwalk mom looks for support for Council’s concussion program

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s youngest athletes would get the protections their older peers receive under a measure to be... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2015

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10K grant earmarked for sending Norwalk kids to Maritime Aquarium camp

NORWALK, Conn. – Thirty Norwalk students will get to have hands-on experiences in marine biology this summer at The... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2015

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The "lonliest mop bucket in the world," by Flickr user Alan Levine.

Rowayton school custodial services outsourced, joins Jefferson, Columbus and Silvermine

NORWALK, Conn. – A fourth Norwalk elementary school is saying good-bye to its in-house custodial staff and hello to... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2015

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Mayor Harry Rilling

Mayor gathers Norwalk youth into latest task force

NORWALK, Conn. – A select group of active Norwalk citizens plan to meet weekly, and perhaps attend government meetings,... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2015

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Rilling, Norwalk super talk snow, snow removal … snow … snow … snow

NORWALK, Conn. – Snow is on everyone’s mind – including Board of Education members, who say they are getting... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2015

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Connelly promises to continue Rivera’s good work for Norwalk Public Schools

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s latest superintendent of schools has a message for the community. “The interim in front of... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2015

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Two Norwalk principals plan to retire early under BoE buyout

NORWALK, Conn. – Five Norwalk Public Schools administrators have taken up the Board of Education’s offer of a retirement... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2015

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Norwalk’s recommended capital budget includes sidewalk repairs, more paving

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s tax-supported debt would drop ever so slightly with Finance Director Thomas Hamilton’s 2015-15 recommended capital... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2015

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Norwalk Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona

Norwalk deputy super calling it quits after 36 years

Update, 3:12 p.m., details of retirement incentive program and additional information about Daddona’s background added.  NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl

New Norwalk special education facility will wait until August 2016

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s “very disappointing,” Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera said – the Special Education pre-K facility... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2015

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Board of Education member Mike Barbis

Council, BET eye Norwalk schools’ condition as budget is scrutinized

NORWALK, Conn. – Schools that are hurting for maintenance dominated the conversation Wednesday in a joint meeting that provided Norwalk’s city-side... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2015

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Board of Estimate and Taxation member Erik Anderson

Anderson sets his sights on Norwalk Board of Education candidacy

NORWALK, Conn. – One passionately active Norwalker isn’t holding back – he’d like to run for the Board of... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2015

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Norwalk schools opening on 2-hour delay

NORWALK, Conn. – All Norwalk Public Schools will reopen Wednesday, but on a 2-hour delay. Also, with the schools... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Ed paying $230K for study of school facilities

NORWALK, Conn. – A $230,000 study is expected to help prepare Norwalk Public Schools for the future. “This is... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel vets the school budget request with BoE's Rich Rudl.

Q&A: Council’s Kimmel questions BoE about proposed school budget

NORWALK, Conn. – (Editor’s note: The following is a question-and-answer exchange between Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2015

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Rivera offers words of wisdom at his last Norwalk BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – Manny Rivera offered inspirational words of encouragement Tuesday in his last Norwalk Board of Education meeting,... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2015

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Lyons defends Silvermine Elementary, says school always had soap

NORWALK, Conn. – Clear soap is part of the reason for a report that there has been no soap... (Read more)

1 / 19 / 2015

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Silvermine parents warned, reassured about contagious disease as angry Norwalk parents spread the word

NORWALK, Conn. – A “clarifying letter” sent to parents of Silvermine Elementary School students has been called “BS” by... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2015

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Alvin Mosby

Alvin Mosby’s labor complaint against BoE dismissed by state

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint filed with the State Board of Labor Relations by school custodian Alvin Mosby, Tony... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2015

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera

Norwalk BoE approves 2015-16 budgets, discusses Briggs, management structure

NORWALK, Conn. – The proposed Norwalk Public Schools budgets were approved Tuesday by the Board of Education after encouraging... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2015

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Board of Education member Shirley Mosby

Norwalk BoE reverts to contention over ‘$1,000 a day’ interim’s contract

NORWALK, Conn. – The phrase “$1,000 a day” is worthy of freaking out, Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE seems less contentious

NORWALK, Conn. – It appears, as the new year comes in, that members of the Norwalk Board of Education... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2015

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James Connelly

Norwalk BoE to vote on $965 a day contract for temporary superintendent

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s next interim superintendent would be paid $965 a day in an agreement effective through June... (Read more)

1 / 1 / 2015

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