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

Finance board creates accounts for special education, emergencies

MONROE, CT —Board of Education Chairwoman Donna Lane wrote a letter on behalf of her board asking the Board of Finance to use a portion of the school district’s $323,000 surplus to restore one of three furlough days teachers, and members of other bargaining units, gave up to help the town in a budget year marked by uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. 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