Armed with a court ruling that he can appoint school board members to fill vacancies if the Board of Education does not act within 30 days, Mayor Joe Ganim may once again take executive action with the one-month resignation of Republican Kevin McSpirit on the horizon next week. If that happens Ganim will have appointed […]
Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'
October 27th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
October 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Monday ruled in favor of the defendants upholding Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill Board of Education vacancies. The two school board members in question Annette Segarra-Negron and Rafael Fonseca, represented by the mayor’s brother attorney Paul Ganim who also is the city’s judge of probate, were sitting in […]
October 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis is expected to conduct a hearing Monday afternoon (today) in response to Board of Education member Maria Pereira’s complaint to vacate what she calls illegal appointments by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill school board vacancies.
October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events
Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?
October 19th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis who has issued several key decisions impacting city government and politics in recent years has set a hearing for Monday afternoon to consider school board member Maria Pereira’s complaint challenging Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill two recent Board of Education vacancies.
October 17th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Education, News and Events
A fallout of the selective boycott by some Board of Education members including Chair Dennis Bradley is the lack of nuts and bolts work that is generally conducted at the committee level. Bradley has opted for short-agenda special meetings that can conceivably provide him greater control to direct policy, eschewing the committee meetings and larger-agenda […]
October 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, Education
The Hartford Courant’s Kathleen Megan chronicles the battle for education policy control in Connecticut’s largest city with an emphasis on the resignation of school chief Fran Rabinowitz. Once again, Rabinowitz asserts, she could not function in her role with the so-called intrusion of one Board of Education member Maria Pereira. But revealing in the article […]
October 17th, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
If school board chair Dennis Bradley campaigned for election on the promise he’d boycott meetings, do ya think he’d have been elected? Imagine the campaign message, “Boycott Meetings … Vote Bradley.”