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Entries Tagged as 'John Weldon'

Missing In Action–Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The job evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson has caused a dust-up among some Board of Education members following chairman John Weldon’s decision to extend the process by 10 days for others who did not meet the agreed-upon August 8th submission deadline. Weldon extended the deadline for board members Dennis Bradley and Jessica Martinez, […]

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School Board Eruption Between Pereira And Taylor–Charges, Counter Charges

June 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

A battle over school finances and board policies has erupted into a hostile exchange between Board of Education members Maria Pereira and Chris Taylor. School board conflicts are not new among members, some in open session and some private but the private tone between Pereira and Taylor has become intensely personal that they’re willing to […]

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Once Again, School Board Battle Erupts, This Time Over Cancelled Meeting

May 30th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A Board of Education meeting that was cancelled has three board members w–o showed up Tuesday anyway–crying foul on a night the district was to consider an “update on budget gap” as well as naming of a new high school to replace Harding with community support at the called-off meeting speaking to maintain the name. Agenda […]

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Education Advocates Pack City Council Public Hearing For More Dough

April 25th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Another year, another public hearing, another packed City Council chambers filled by education advocates urging more money for schools. School board members, parents and educators pleaded city councilors for additional funds Tuesday night as the school system faces rising costs against state and federal grant cuts. Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 proposed budget calls for no […]

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Weldon New School Board Chair, Lopez: Don’t Mess With The Super

December 12th, 2017 · 48 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Republican John Weldon Monday night by a 5 to 3 vote was elected chairman of the Board of Education becoming the sixth leader in as many years. The organizational meeting at the Aquaculture School was chaired by Mayor Joe Ganim who appointed Weldon to the school board in November 2016 to fill a vacancy. Ben […]

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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The ‘Cable Guy’ Chris Taylor Plugs In Board Of Education Seat

November 16th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

When Democrats Maria Pereira and Jessica Martinez bring passion to Board of Education meetings, Republican Chris Taylor will complement them with a lot of levity. The 2015 petitioning candidate for mayor was declared the winner Wednesday night following a recount with incumbent Howard Gardner who ran on the Working Families Party line. Taylor received 1,155 […]

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