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School Board Maneuvering Continues, Special Meeting Monday

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?

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Education Chief Refuses To Assign Staff To School Board Committee Meetings

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 […]

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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Half The School Board Meets Amidst A Contentious Body

October 12th, 2016 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Four Board of Education members conducted a meeting Tuesday night at Geraldine Johnson School claiming they had a representative quorum because they don’t acknowledge two members appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill vacancies. Board Chair Dennis Bradley, in conflict with the four members, had cancelled the meeting asserting police could be called to remove […]

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Food Fight For School Board Control Continues, Bradley: Anyone Entering School Without Authority Can Be Arrested

October 11th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Tuesday night, 6:30, at Geraldine Johnson School provides a key moment in this historic vice grip for control of the Board of Education. A session that was scheduled as part of the regular meeting calendar by the full board, but cancelled last week by Chairman Dennis Bradley who wants to control the board through […]

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Dueling School Board Meetings Take Center Stage In Latest Education Fight

October 7th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Education, News and Events

The positioning, public posturing and battle for control of the Board of Education continues with five members who are moving forward with the regularly scheduled meeting set for Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School that was cancelled by school board Chair Dennis Bradley in favor of a special meeting for Wednesday. Several board members opposed to […]

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Pereira, Piranha, Pariah, Powerful

October 6th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Rock legend Joe Walsh chronicles his battle with sobriety in the song One Day At A Time. Late Tuesday afternoon was a sobering experience watching Board of Education members, even those often in heated opposition, get a long just fine with two former boycotters asserting they will take meetings “One day at a time.”

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School Board Boycott Ends (For Now) ‘One Day At A Time’

October 5th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Toot the trumpets. Sound the sirens. Bang the bells. The Board of Education conducted a meeting with a quorum Tuesday, albeit a special meeting, to approve a class trip to Brazil for seniors at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School, weeks after four school board members vowed a boycott until irrepressible board member Maria Pereira resigns. […]

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