Ansonia Budget 2017-2019
by Javier Arguello | Letter To The Editor | Jun 8, 2018 6:19 am
Dear Members of the Community,
It saddens me to witness misguided vitriol being directed at an institution that has always held my interests and the interests of thousands of other students in the highest regard.
I seek to reciprocate by educating the community as it did with me and others through leveraging the abilities I attained while I was a student at Georgetown and a professional at different multinational corporations.
Continue reading ‘Letter Writer: Cassetti Administration Relies ‘On The Ignorance Of The Citizenry’’
by Ethan Fry | Jun 7, 2018 3:08 pm
A legal timeline has been established leading up to the June 12 “show cause” hearing in the Ansonia Board of Education’s lawsuit against city government.
Continue reading ‘Legal Timeline Set In Ansonia School Funding Dispute’
by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 7, 2018 7:26 am
Ansonia Schools Superintendent Carol Merlone sent a letter to parents Wednesday saying “students will be finishing their school year as planned” and that seniors will graduate from the high school June 18.
Merlone said she planned to meet with Ansonia High School seniors Thursday.
Continue reading ‘Merlone: Ansonia Students Will Finish School Year’
by Ethan Fry | Jun 5, 2018 11:17 pm
Ansonia public schools will be open through June 12, at least.
Finals scheduled for next week will happen.
Graduation has not been canceled.
But what happens after June 12 depends on a judge.
Continue reading ‘Ansonia Schools To Remain Open Pending June 12 Court Hearing’
by Lorie Vaccaro | Letter To The Editor | Jun 5, 2018 2:21 pm
As President of the Board of Aldermen, I would like to see a speedy resolution of the budgetary dispute between the City of Ansonia and its Board of Education. The problem is that a resolution must be based on facts – not threats, intimidation and bullying tactics.
Here are the facts.
Continue reading ‘Letter: Ansonia Schools Not Sharing Enough Info’
by STAFF | Jun 5, 2018 11:02 am
Ansonia Public Schools could end the school year early because of a funding dispute with Mayor David Cassetti’s administration, according to a press release.
NBC Connecticut reports Superintendent Carol Merlone has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. press conference to talk about the issue.
Continue reading ‘Ansonia Schools May Close Early Due To Budget Battle’
by BRIAN PERKINS | LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jun 4, 2018 2:47 pm
In the wake of the recent events going on with the City of Ansonia and the Board of Education, there seems to be even more misinformation being spread, most notably from the Board of Apportionment and Taxation, along with the help of some Aldermen.
The newest target of scrutiny from BOAT seems to be the lack of a “full budget” from the Board of Education. They boast about how “the City budget is over 1000 pages,” and that “the Board of Education is lacking transparency.” But is it really?
Continue reading ‘Letter: Give Schools Funding They Deserve’
by STAFF | May 31, 2018 2:04 pm
In this episode of ‘Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,’ reporters Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry try to break the Ansonia school funding battle into the simplest components.
The school board has a lawsuit pending against city government for taking $600,000 away from the schools earlier this year.
Continue reading ‘Valley Indy Radio: Ansonia Budget Battle’
by Alderman Frank DeLibero | Letter To The Editor | May 30, 2018 9:53 am
At budget time, the City of Ansonia presents a detailed budget that totals over 1,000 pages.
By comparison, the Board of Education submits a Budget Summary of about 44 pages.
Continue reading ‘Letter: Ansonia Needs More Info On School Spending’
by Tarek Raslan | Letter To The Editor | May 30, 2018 9:41 am
City Hall is being sued by the Board of Education for allegedly illegally taking $600,000. This lawsuit is indicative of much greater problems.
Continue reading ‘Letter: ‘Budget Insanity’ Continues In Ansonia’