Interesting spin to make this sound like a good thing, great teachers are jumping ship which will now save jobs? We should have found a way to keep them in the first place, early retirement to save jobs would be easier to swallow, this is just saying some of our best are now gone for good View Comment
I wish Dr. Masone the best in her new position, we will miss her! I hope our Board of Education realizes the devastating impact of their decisions this year, it seems we have and will continue to lose some of our best Norwalk Educators due to this budget crisis. View Comment
Absolutely, I saw her at every event, she attended our plays, our science fair, the All City Orchestra and Band events and was a visible part of our community who really wanted to do right by Norwalk, she just wasn't given the resources she needed. I appreciated how friendly and approachable she was as well. I wish her the best and thank her for the job she did. I hope the next candidate is respected and not treated as badly as I often saw Dr. Marks treated. I also hope we can bring someone in who can stand up to the negativity that festers in Norwalk and get it to stop. View Comment
While this situation is frustrating, I have faith that our teachers and staff will continue to provide quality education, I find it ridiculous that 2 of you think All Saints is the golden answer, the main impact your children will experience is larger class sizes and less library services. All Saints has consistently had class sizes of almost 30 children per classroom and often without aides, why is it not an issue there but if our public schools go to 27 or 28 you will run? Wolfpit has had class sizes as small as 16 in the past few years while others of us have been dealing with 25. My daughter has had 25 or 26 kids per class since 3rd grade, while not ideal her teachers were all fantastic and handled it well and I never felt like her experience was worse than her sister who had only 20 per class. This is a numbers game, no one is out to "get" wolfpit, class sizes will be made consistent across the district and therefore a school with under 20 kids per class across the board will obviously lose more teachers than a school already at capacity.
I'm not saying I support the cuts but be realistic, let the services be consistent across the schools and have faith in our wonderful teachers and staff that they will still provide for our children and do the best they can next year.
Here is my question - WHY is the answer always raising taxes or making cuts? Where is our Revenue Norwalk? What's on our grand list? Why do cities like Stamford have business consistently coming in, places like Chelsea Piers, Grants from companies like GE Capital which by the way has offices in Norwalk too? AND why is it up to the BOE to be soliciting grants from those companies, why not the CITY? Mayor Moccia is constantly sticking up for the seniors and fighting to raise taxes so why not BRING IN MORE MONEY?
Any cuts will be devastating but this game will never end unless we improve our own economy. View Comment
They all did so great today! Congratulations go to the 8th grade Extreme Mousemobile Team that won 1st place and the 6th grade Full Circle Team who won 2nd place - they will both be going to the World Competition in May! We are SO Proud of all 4 of our Roton Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Teams, they worked so hard and made our school proud today! View Comment