Monroe elementary schools need coordinators, a library media specialist for Stepney

This article is the fourth in a series of stories from the Monroe Board of Education’s budget workshops. Board members are reviewing Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza’s $62.1 million proposal for fiscal year 2021-22

MONROE, CT — Stepney Elementary School does not have a library media specialist to teach children “digital citizenship” and how to do research online and there is no math and science coordinator for Stepney, Fawn Hollow and Monroe elementary schools. Read More

Should union issues be aired in a public forum?

MONROE, CT — Marie Blake, president of the Monroe Education Association, the teachers union, questioned the Board of Education’s commitment to repaying teachers for three furlough days during the public comment portion of Monday’s board meeting. Read More

Debate over reimbursing teachers heads to Board of Finance

MONROE, CT — Savings in this year’s budget can allow the school district to use $92,000 to reinstate student clubs at Masuk and Jockey Hollow, but last week the teachers’ union president reminded the board of three furlough days its members gave up to help the district amid a tough budget year, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More