The Connecticut Education Association that represents 43,000 teachers in Connecticut filed a complaint today with the State Department of Education claiming Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas is “breaking the law by not allowing teachers, parents, and community leaders to participate in the educational process as outlined in state statutes.” The CEA filed the complaint on [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'
May 21st, 2013 · 18 Comments · Education, News and Events
May 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
I am Carmen … hear me roar! Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez shares a by line with Jonathan Pelto www.jonathanpelto.com in an examination of property issues and potential conflicts of interest involving Board of Education President Ken Moales. Lopez, aligned with members of Connecticut’s Working Families Party that controls four of nine votes on the [...]
April 23rd, 2013 · 8 Comments · Cops, Education
On Wednesday Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joe Gaudett and Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas will discuss details of a security assessment at the School Security Command Center, 1085 Connecticut Avenue. Bridgeport Police spokesman Bill Kaempffer provides some advance details: Since the beginning of the school year, the Police Department worked with the Board of [...]
April 4th, 2013 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
When you’re outgunned nearly 10 to 1 by the city’s Democratic registration, it’s hard to bore through the party layers. But this is an election year for the all-Democratic City Council as well as five seats on the Board of Education where city Republicans could regain footing through minority-party representation controlled by members of Connecticut’s [...]
March 28th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Bridgeport Board of Education member Bobby Simmons has been suspended as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, accused of an unauthorized attempt to remove the names of two officers as signatories of the local Bridgeport branch account at People’s United Bank, according to a letter issued by Benjamin Todd [...]
Did You Make The List Of Top 100 City Employee Wage Earners? Cops Tops On List, Mayor Trails Far Behind
March 22nd, 2013 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Hey, there’s more than one reason to make friends with a cop. OIB has received a list of the top city employee wage earners for 2012 and as usual it’s dominated by police officers, particularly the top 50, who in many cases received double their base pay from overtime. The list OIB reviewed does not [...]
March 5th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Education
The day after the Bridgeport Board of Education approved by a 5-4 vote a three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, members and supporters of the Connecticut Working Families Party are lashing out, including Maria Pereira, one of three WFP school board members who voted against Vallas.