Schools

Proposed budget would raise Cost per Student

Cost per spending is a metric found by dividing the amount of students into the education budget.

Using the most up to date numbers (May 2018) there are currently 920 students at RES and JRMS. The budget for 2017-2018 is $20,752,623. The current cost per student is $22,557

The proposed budget requests an increase that will greatly raise the cost per student.

The budget on we which we will be voting on May 8 is $21,552,623 and the projected enrollment is 880 (Prowda 878 and NESDEC 882 averaged) The new cost per student would be $24,492.

The increase would be $1935 per student.

Although there will be approximately 40 less students, fixed costs and contractual obligations do usually make the cost per student somewhat higher.

Representatives of the Redding Board of Education cite Cost per Student as an unreliable metric since items in one towns school budget may appear on another towns municipal budget. Still, as shown by this chart from last year, Redding had the highest Cost per Student in our DRG (District Resource Group) The new number is substantially higher.

Senior Banquet: Donations Needed

The PTSA Raffle Committee is in great need of donations for the Senior Class Banquet being held on Wednesday June.20th.

They are seeking donations of –but not limited to — jewelry, hair (both boys and girls), nail salon and tanning services, gift cards/certificates to local eateries, unlimited selections entertainment (movies, zip lining, amusement parks, etc) and shopping. Larger Items needed like mini fridges, printers, iHomes, iphone speakers, power chargers, Echo dots,College dorm items, Coffee Makers, Bed Bath and Beyond gift cards, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or Amazon, Visa or Master card Gift Cards any denomination.

Cash/check donations also appreciated.

Please donate your item before June 6th, 2018.

The class of 2018 really needs your support.

Items can be dropped off in the main office with Mrs. Dobi with “Kelly or Terri” marked on them. Please include your name so we can send a thank you.

If you have any questions or need your item picked up,  please contact:
Kelly Paolini : kellyp130@snet.net
Terri Lenhart : tlenhart@optonline.net

More information will be sent out the first week in May for all Seniors and parents related to Senior activities and graduation.

Thank you for your support!

ERCCC Parent Committee Initiative

The ERCCC Parent Committee is excited to announce that thier first initiative (The Teen Attitudes & Behaviors Survey) is finally being put into motion.
However, only students with an Opt-In participation form will be allowed to participate (and only those in grades 8, 10, and 12). Please ensure you submit the Parental Consent Form that is referenced in the official announcement from Region 9 (link below).

The survey, which was approved by the Easton & Redding School Boards and Selectmen, will be administered during school hours in May. To learn more, please visit www.search-insitute.org.

______________________
From: ER9 Announcements
To: Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 8, 10 and 12:

Why isn’t anyone doing anything? You have probably heard or asked that question in response to any of the following real concerns we have about young people in Connecticut: Nicotine addiction and “vaping” with e-cigarettes; alcohol and substance abuse; the rise of opioid addiction; increased diagnoses for anxiety, risky behavior and reckless driving. A coalition of concerned parents, professionals, and citizens in Easton and Redding are doing something, and you can support us. This letter requests parental permission for children in grades 8, 10 and 12 to complete an online survey during school hours. For more information, please click on the following link (link available to parents through ER9)