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Richardson Elected Board of Education President

Rusty Peck will no longer chair the board.

In what may have come as a surprise to many, the Windsor Board of Education broke with tradition Tuesday, voting to elect Doreen Richardson president(D).

The 6-1 vote came days after controversy over board politics and efficiency came to a head, with board member Howard Jubrey and Richardson saying that Windsor schools, under Peck's leadership, had not operated effectively, and had failed students and tax payers alike.

Neither Peck nor Jubrey were in attendance Tuesday, as Interim-Superintendent Ernest Perlini noted that both men were tending to family matters.

The sole vote of dissention came from Cristina Santos (R), who cast her vote for Peck, the highest vote-getter in the recent municipal election.

The board also voted to make board-newcomer Darleen Klase vice president.

Richard O'Reilly, who is also a newcomer to the board, was voted secretary.

Republican Paul Panos was identified as the minority leader.

Teacher Mom November 16, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Congratulations and Good Luck to those elected as officers and those elected to serve. We need your passion and devotion to the children of Windsor to continue, especially in light of our goal to hire a new superintendent.
Malvi Lennon November 16, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Congratulations to the new leadership and the new Board Members. While I do not know Ms. Richardson well, I participated in some of the “Conversations” on education she led, and she is a nonsense person tired of excuses, which attempt to justify failure. I believe Doreen will make a fine board President. She is a catalyst to the much-needed change in the Windsor School System. My hope is that her colleagues on the Board will support her, so together the Board of Education can improve the quality of our education and leave out of the classroom politics as well as outside political pressure.
Ruth Jefferis November 16, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Congratulations to all the new officers of the Board of Education. Now it is time to move on to the important issues facing this elected board. Ruth Jefferis
Darren Waterhouse November 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Congratulations to the new officers of the BOE. As a parent of two and a leader of a local ministry with many parents in Windsor I look forward to seeing some great changes to the policies of our Windsor school system!
WC November 17, 2011 at 09:13 PM
? No Nonsense? I think you meant.

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