Monday, April 25, 2011

Gazette: New Supe proposes cuts to special ed while dining at expensive steakhouse on taxpayer's dime!

Gazette: "On April 20, 2011, the Stamford Advocate's website reported that Starr expensed at $499 dinner for eight at Shula's steakhouse in New Orleans while on Stamford Public Schools business. Starr called the expense a reasonable one, at a time when 12 special education teachers were being eliminated from the school system's budget."
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I hope the "Community Committee" has an explanation! Or maybe when the rest of us get a chance to meet him, he can explain his views on fancy dinners at taxpayer expense.

2 comments:

  1. More on Starr and special education:

    http://www.thedailystamford.com/schools/stamford-weighs-special-education-cuts

    http://stamford.patch.com/articles/parents-board-of-ed-react-to-proposed-special-education-cuts

    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Parents-faculty-ask-school-board-to-not-cut-995741.php

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  2. And MORE:
    Parents of Children with Special Needs Threaten Civil Rights Complaint
    January 27, 2011
    "Parents of special education students in Stamford schools are threatening to file a civil rights complaint against the district if Superintendent Joshua Starr's proposed cuts to the programs are passed. "I am promising that I am going to file a formal complaint with the office of civil rights, because (Starr) is asking for all the budgetary cuts to come from special education," said Anne Treimanis, an attorney representing parents special education students. Starr's $232 million budget proposal includes cutting 12 special education teacher positions, as well as five social workers and four speech and language pathologists for a savings of $1.3 million, while leaving the regular education teaching staff untouched. "The cuts are disproportionate," special education attorney Treimanis said during a Wednesday evening meeting between Starr and parents of special education students."

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