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Entries Tagged as 'Norm Pattis'

PAC Attack: Pattis Files Lawsuit To Overturn School Board Vote

March 5th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Education, News and Events

Seeking to reverse a school board decision ousting elected leaders of the Bridgeport Parent District Advisory Council, attorney Norm Pattis has filed a federal lawsuit against the Board of Education urging injunctive relief and punitive damages under the First Amendment against acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz.

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School Board Says Sayonara To Parent Advisory Council

February 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck CT Post: “I guess its rule by coup round two in Bridgeport,” Pattis said, referencing the state take over of the school board in 2011. Pattis was among the attorneys that won a State Supreme Court reversal of the takeover.

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School Board Alters Parent Advisory Council Executive Board

February 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira shares her take on Monday night’s school board meeting. Tonight Attorney Mooney from Shipman & Goodman was present for the 5:00 PM Special Meeting. The usual Ex$ell Bridgeport parents and paid charter school parents were also present.

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Parent Advisory Council Hires Pattis In School Board Battle

February 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The executive board of the district’s Parent Advisory Council has hired legal counsel to ward off any attempt by the school board to interfere with the organization.

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Finch Hits Midpoint Of Second Term, Builds Warchest, Potential Opponents Weigh Options

November 18th, 2013 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

With nearly $120,000 in campaign cash in the bank, Mayor Bill Finch is off to a mighty fundraising start at the midpoint of his second four-year term. Raising money will not be a problem for the mayor as he prepares for reelection in 2015. The larger questions: how will the next two budget cycles play […]

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Vallas Lawyer: Attacks On School Chief ‘Uncivil And Irresponsible’–Rule Of Law ‘Honored’ By Vallas

November 16th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Connecticut Supreme Court summary here. Steven Ecker, the appellate specialist who successfully argued the Paul Vallas case before the Connecticut Supreme Court, shares this exclusive commentary about the high court’s decision, what it means while also taking exception to statements by Vallas’ critics including Norm Pattis, the attorney for plaintiffs in the case. Ecker […]

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Will Supremes Keep Vallas Hangin’ On? Court Hearing Today

September 23rd, 2013 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Linda Conner Lambeck of the CT Post shares her take from today’s hearing here. The Connecticut Supreme Court this morning (Monday) heard oral arguments to determine if Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas has the proper legal certification to lead a Connecticut school district. The Supremes agreed to review an expedited appeal of a lawsuit […]

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Judge Expels School Chief From Job, But Vallas Still In Charge, For Now–Finch: I Want To Keep Vallas Here Fighting For Our Kids

July 11th, 2013 · 126 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis Wednesday afternoon ordered Paul Vallas off the job as superintendent of schools while her decision removing him for lack of legal certification is under appeal. Judge Bellis’ original decision, however, and her decision to terminate Vallas will now be reviewed by an appellate court, according to Deputy City Attorney Art […]

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