NORWALK, Conn. – This week’s Board of Education Curriculum Committee meeting has been canceled so board members can concentrate on choosing a new superintendent. This is in spite of pressure being put on the board to select a new English Language Arts curriculum to be used next fall.
Board members are under the gun because of the superintendent search and the need to finalize a budget by June 30, BOE member Mike Barbis said. To illustrate, he shared the schedule of activities for the board:
Monday, June 10: Norwalk Public Schools retiree event
Tuesday, June 11: Continuing and adult education graduation
Thursday, June 13: (the regularly scheduled date for the Curriculum Committee meeting): Superintendent candidate interviews
Friday, June 14: Superintendent candidate interviews
Monday, June 17: Special board meeting to review candidates
Tuesday, June 18: Regularly scheduled board meeting, which will include budget deliberations
Wednesday, June 19: Middle school graduations with board members officiating
Friday, June 20: Both high school graduations
Monday, June 24: Special finance committee meeting to review and approve budget
Tuesday, June 25: Special BOE meeting to finalize the budget
“How much more can a board of ed member do?” Barbis asked in an email. “And when could we possibly have a Curriculum Committee meeting with all of these other BOE obligations?”
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