Stratford Teachers Agreed to Furlough Days; The District Ended Up With a $1.7 Million Surplus

“Our members did not agree to furloughs in order for the district to realize a surplus,” Stratford Education Association President Michael Fiorello told Board of Education members at a meeting last night that had to be moved to the high school cafeteria due to the high turnout of union members wearing #redfored. Fiorello was speaking…

Standing Stronger Together, Stratford Teachers, Community Send Clear Message: No Teacher Layoffs

A tremendous turnout of Stratford educators, families, and CEA leaders and staff at a special budget meeting of the new town council last night ensured that municipal leaders heard—and sent—a clear message to Stratford’s superintendent of schools: No teacher layoffs. While the nine-member council ultimately voted 8–1 to accept a budget that includes $700,000 in…