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Legislative Breakfast 2019

 
 
 

Legislators and education leaders gather for annual meeting at C.E.S.

State legislators from around Fairfield County met with school superintendents and school board leaders from the region on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, for the annual breakfast meeting hosted by C.E.S. The group discussed various issues that could be dealt with in the upcoming legislative session that opens Feb. 5, 2020. Among the topics they talked about were special education funding, school start times, and safety in schools.
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks to the group of legislators, superintendents and school board chairs gathered at C.E.S. in Trumbull on Dec. 6, 2019.
Patrice McCarthy, Deputy Director and General Counsel of CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) speaks
Patrice McCarthy, Deputy Director and General Counsel of CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) speaks to the group at the start of the meeting.
Rep. Tom O'Dea (R-125)
Rep. Tom O'Dea (R-125) speaks to the group.
State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26)
State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26) speaks to the group.
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks to the group of legislators, superintendents and school board chairs gathered at C.E.S. in Trumbull on Dec. 6, 2019.
Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143)
Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) talks about legislative issues dealing with education.
Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) and Shelton Superintendent Dr. Christopher Clouet.
Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) and Shelton Superintendent Dr. Christopher Clouet.
Easton/Redding/Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran
Easton/Redding/Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran (center) speaks to the group.
Darien Superintendent Dr. Alan Addley
Darien Superintendent Dr. Alan Addley talks about potential issues in the upcoming legislative session.
Shelton Superintendent Dr. Christopher Clouet
Shelton Superintendent Dr. Christopher Clouet addresses the group.
Legislators and superintendents at the meeting
Rep. Joe Gresko (D-121), second from right, speaks during the meeting.
 
Westport Interim Superintendent Dr. David Abbey
Westport Interim Superintendent Dr. David Abbey.
Stratford Superintendent Dr. Janet Robinson
Stratford Superintendent Dr. Janet Robinson talks about an education issue during the meeting.
From left, Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Greenwich Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones.
From left, Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Greenwich Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones.
Weston Superintendent Dr. William McKersie
Weston Superintendent Dr. William McKersie talks about an issue during the annual meeting.
From left: Rep. Tom O'Dea (R-125), Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123), a
Among the state legislators who attended the program are (from left) Rep. Tom O'Dea (R-125), Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123), and State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26).
A group of legislators and school superintendents talk before the meeting. 
A group of legislators and school superintendents talk before the meeting. 
Easton/Redding/Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran (left) talks to Ridgefield Interim Superintendent Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfo
Easton/Redding/Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran (left) talks to Ridgefield Interim Superintendent Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote.
Dr. Michael Reagan (left), Director of the Eastern Fairfield County Diagnostic Center at C.E.S. and Andy George, chairman of
Dr. Michael Reagan (left), Director of the Eastern Fairfield County Diagnostic Center at C.E.S. and Andy George, chairman of the Stamford Board of Education and a C.E.S. Representative Council member.
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks to the group of legislators, superintendents and school board chairs gathered at C.E.S. in Trumbull on Dec. 6, 2019.
C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks

C.E.S. Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais speaks to the group of legislators, superintendents and school board chairs gathered at C.E.S. in Trumbull on Dec. 6, 2019.