[regional_school] Re: Progress?

As a teacher in the RCSD in an elementary building, I see tremendous
struggles with parent involvement and student behavior.  These are two areas
I have not "heard" much talk about..so, I'm excited to read about the
parental involvement.  

I love the enthusiasm generated around The Regional Academy.  I read the
emails and I'm energized by what this academy will offer to so many RCSD


Kathleen Foster

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I see parental support as critical.  When the time comes for the legislation
to go to the board, I will be in contact.  Thanks for your support Meghan.



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[mailto:regional_school-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Meghan Delehanty
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:45 AM
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If you are interested in RCSD parent support - I would be happy to lead this
charge in terms of reaching out to the board. Let me know if that would be
productive or helpful.
My best,


From: wcala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: regional_school@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [regional_school] Progress?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:36:05 -0400

Hello All..


Yesterday, Tom Frey, Bryan Hetherington, Tim Glander and I met with Bogen
Vargas and his staff to continue our efforts to get the Regional Academy off
the ground. As you can imagine, there have been many meetings like these
over the past two years.  What makes this meeting different, is that for the
first time (in my opinion) there seems to be an inch of progress with RCSD.
We will be working on a retooling of our legislative package.  When this is
complete Bolgen will take the legislative bill to the RCSD board and proceed
with formal approval.  


The plan is then to have the bill put up for a vote in the legislature as a
priority item in the first legislative session of the new year.  Once the
legislation is finally in the books then the train will be able to pick up
speed.  There are still many "ifs" that can spontaneously appear to derail
the train.  We remain committed to this effort as we are convinced that it
is the only viable solution for children of poverty.  We continue to pursue
in spite of roadblocks we have encountered since 2009. We continue to pursue
because it is the right thing to do.  We continue to pursue because the
direction of education here and across the country is on a frightening path.
We continue to pursue to provide a spark of hope for those who have no
voice.  I will keep you informed of our progress and we caterpillar our way
through the bureaucratic realities both here and in Albany.


Thank you all for your past work on this project and your continued support.



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