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BRS Community Honors Veterans

BRS Community Honors Veterans

Excitement filled the air on November 11th as students and staff at Beecher Road School donned the red, white, and blue and gathered for the first school-wide assembly prior to the pandemic.  Honoring those who have served our country is a tradition at the school and this year’s celebration provided the...
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Amity Board of Education News – 12/16/22

Amity Board of Education News – 12/16/22

Chair’s Report Each month the Board receives numerous communications expressing concerns, asking questions, making suggestions, and offering help and support.  I believe it important to address some of these issues as part of our regular Board agenda.  To begin with I wanted to clarify a statement made...
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School Board Fetes Volunteer Extraordinaire

School Board Fetes Volunteer Extraordinaire

Beth Cohen – one of the two Bs in B&B Transportation – recently retired from the position of bus route coordinator for the town and BOWA district (Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge and Amity). “We must remember that for most of our students the school day begins and ends with a bus ride, but have you ever...
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Brian Seiter Selected as Hamilton College Writing Center Tutor

Brian Seiter, of Woodbridge, has been chosen to serve as a tutor in the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center at Hamilton College for the 2022-23 academic year.  The Writing Center was established in 1987 to help all Hamilton students strengthen their writing abilities. Writing Center tutors are trained to re...
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Amity Board Chair Reflects on Budget Issues

On Thursday June 9, 2022, two months prior to my election as ABOE Chair, I appeared before the Orange Board of Selectmen as a private citizen with questions related to the return of unexpended funds by the regional school district to the three towns.  After reading four months of critical articles about...
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Amity Budget Surpluses Equal Over-Taxation!

Fair Way to Handle Surpluses: Return Funds to the Towns Since Amity announced that it would no longer be returning budgetary surpluses to the three towns and the taxpayers who provided the funds in the first place, the chair of the Amity board has written several lengthy letters explaining why this chan...
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Amity Board of Education News – November 2022

Regional School District Unexpended Funds At the October 17, 2022, Amity Board of Education meeting, Board members were able to discuss with the Board’s legal counsel and the Board’s financial auditor the CT State Statutes (Section 10-51) governing regional school district financial operations.  Of conc...
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