A public forum, Tuesday, March 27, 7:30-9:00 PM in Weston Town Hall Meeting Room will feature two leading experts on proposed reforms to Connecticut education laws that impact Weston Schools. They are State Senator Toni Boucher, Ranking Member of the CT Senate Education Committee, and Dr. Colleen Palmer, Weston Schools Superintendent and Southern Fairfield County Chair of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS).
Senator Boucher will provide insight into major reforms of state education policies and mandates proposed by Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut legislature. Dr. Palmer will discuss how proposed reforms could affect Weston schools. Relevant issues include changing the rules for teacher certification, tenure and evaluation, reducing burdensome and expensive state reporting requirements, and re-examining finance laws such as the Minimum Budget Requirement that restricts lowering school budgets when enrollment declines.
Woody Bliss, former Weston First Selectman and member of Weston’s Panel of Moderators, will moderate this public forum on the Future of Weston Education – State Reforms & Weston Initiatives.
The forum is presented by Weston for Fiscal Responsibility, a nonpartisan educational coalition for enhancing citizen participation in government.
All Weston citizens, with or without school children, are stakeholders in Weston’s future and are encouraged to participate in this timely and important discussion.