Encourages parents to ‘preserve the process’ within the schools
Fairfield BOE website, “What Does a BOE Do?
In reaction to open board comment and ensuing questions to Dr. Title, Vice Chair Pam Iacono, floated her opinion that open board comment should be removed “as it allows the superintendent to be ambushed.”
The tension was palpable at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting as parents waited to voice their concerns: The children in middle school and high school have a math program in place prior to BOE approval, with new textbooks prior to BOE approval, meaning that perhaps, money was spent by the school administration without BOE approval. The process of approval, where the board vets programs, curriculum, textbooks and money spent on education, was bypassed by the current school administration.
What? Isn’t it the board’s mandate to listen to the community’s concerns, be it on curriculum, PCB’s or safe school climate and to engage the school administration in an open discussion in the public forum for all to be informed and held accountable?
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