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Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:14 PM
tlk..think what would be easier for the city to do, eminent domain, which from what I understand is Read Morepretty involved vs. just taking an existing parcel..
Hal DePino April 24, 2014 at 02:23 PM
I was at this meeting and Jill Dion has the most accurate synopsis that I have seen in the Mirror. Read MoreMaybe you should read it. They did not expand the walking distance at all. The distances are the same as they've been for years according to my neighbors. They did a study of the bus riders who DO live within the current walking distances to see if they really should be getting the bus because of some identified hazard or if they really should be walkers The study showed 180 bussers who live within the walking distance and should not have bus service because there are no hazards according to state guidelines. The others named in the study could be walkers if changes are made to their walking route, like adding a cross walk. And the majority of these kids are older middle school and high school, not elementary. There are already lots of kids who are walkers who adhere to these same policies. Why should these families have the benefit of a bus when others are expected to walk under the same conditions?
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Mr. Depino, that is true, the majority of the walkers are older, mostly middle school. However, atRead Moret he very least, if these children are now walkers, the town MUST ensure they provide a safe corridor for them to walk to school. At present, there are insufficient sidewalks and a gross lack of crosswalks for kids to travel. It may not be apparent at this time, but what happens when it snows or rains. It is not as as simple a thing to say they are getting any benefits until you get all the details.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 01:33 PM
@tlk...stopping beating around the bush and make your point.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 01:37 PM
One high school isn't a bad thing. It might not be a good thing either. I just don't now yet.Read MoreSouthi ngton has one. Fairfield has two. And both are better than Milford. I'm fine with one high school if its Foran or Law. Not fine with it if its Eisenhower Park. I'm not fine with the current arrangement since it will start to cost us a lot more. So you can say I'm not against the change, but not for the change the BOE wants.
Concerned Parent April 24, 2014 at 02:24 PM
tlk, I would hope by this time you would know that what the community wants and the BOE wants areRead Moretw o things altogether different.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Then why are you so afraid to let them take a test? Afraid it will show that you also failed as aRead Morepa rent?
Gary Tobin April 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM
I thought my last post was clear.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 01:28 PM
I'm not attacking you kid. I'm just saying that maybe you are a bad parent. The common core isRead Moretryin g to get us into the 21st century. Trying to help our kids compete with kids from around the world. Instead we have people who are trying to sabotage any change. How many computers were in school when you were a kid? Few if any. Technology and the world has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Your way of doing things isn't working. These tests will give educators and school systems data. Data they can track. They will know where kids need improvement. We will be able to see what is and isn't working. I would love to see more data. Stop being afraid of the future.
Tina Roberts April 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM
tlkensington, No need to worry about my staff, they are well taken care of.
tlkensington April 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Then impress me. What do you do for them? Matching 401k? Paid time off? Paid sick leave? PaidRead Morematern ity leave? Healthcare? A free cookie? A hug? How exactly are you taking care of them? You obviously don't want to be required to pay them more. An amount that isn't even considered a living wage in Connecticut.
Hal DePino April 24, 2014 at 02:29 PM
He seems to be a pretty smart guy. I've talked to him a few times about various issues and atRead Moreleast felt like he was really listening to me.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) April 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Hi, Me. Actually, the Patch app currently only supports iPhone and Android phones. You can,Read Morehowever, use the mobile version via your browser: it will adjust and automatically resize in tab's window. Hope that helps!
tlkensington April 21, 2014 at 08:02 PM
I love the first sentence ,"Only 26 of Trumbull High School’s 530 juniors showed up toRead Moreta ke last Friday’s Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Test of a test." I love tests of tests!