Posts tagged ‘Board of Education’

November 14, 2011

Board of Education Results

Below are the results of Tuesday’s Elections for Board of Education. Results are compiled from the Town Clerk’s office.

The previous Board consisted of five Republicans and four Democrats. The new board favors a firm Republican lock with a 6-3 majority.

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November 9, 2011

Republicans Pledge To Work With Mayor; Landslide Against Dems; Turnout Low

**Updated Thursday 8:30 am**
The VFW hall was filled with celebration as Republicans arrived from their Wolcott Rd. headquarters, learning what the next two years would bring. Across town at the East Street eatery, the mood was more somber as Democrats questioned what happened. For the first time in many years, long serving Democrats were ushered from office and replaced by a cadre of newcomesrs who pledged to work closely with Mayor Dunn. It is also the first time the Council has had a six member majority in at least a decade.

Dunn beat Democratic challenger Steven Olmstead 4180- 803.

The newly formed Town Council will be seated next Wednesday and have an entirely new dynamic. For the past two years, Council headed by four member minority Democrats Michael Santogatta and Steven Olmstead will see neither of the leaders. Fellow Democrat Michael Perrone lost re-election in a Row C gamble and even the fate of Charles Marsella hangs in the balance with a recount.

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November 7, 2011

Democratic Board of Education Candidate Profiles

Democrats are bringing five newcomers to the slate this year. Incumbent Teresa Pineau has only been on the Board for eight months. Currently, there are four members. Helen Audibert is retiring while James Pape and Tony Gugliotti have opted to run for Town Council.

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October 30, 2011

Commentary: Should School Officials Use Ruse for Drug Search?

Just one week after Superintendant Macary’s contract was truncated and replaced by a new 3 year contract, the Waterbury Republican- American reported that a drug search took place at Wolcott High School. Students informed their parents that they were told that intruders were in the schools and they were locked in their classrooms until an announcement was made that it was only a drill. According to the Republican – American article, only Superintendant Macary and the High School principal knew about the drill beforehand. The article also says that Macary did not know about the ruse mentioned below.

By Rick Green
Hartford Courant – 10/22/11

At Wolcott High School one morning this week, an urgent announcement crackled over the intercom: a threatening intruder was in the building and students were told to immediately take refuge in classrooms.

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