Posted on August 17, 2016 by Windsor Democrats
Tues Nov 8th we will vote for a new President as well as for our US Senator and US Representative to Congress and our State Senators and Representatives.
If you need to register to vote you can do it online, print out and mail in, or register in person in town hall. Last day to register is one week before the election- Tues Nov 1st.
Below is more info on the Democratic candidates. Contact one of the campaigns and help get out the vote!
President: Hillary Clinton
US Senator: Richard Blumenthal
US Representative (1st Congressional District): John Larson
State Senator (2nd Senate District): Eric Coleman
State Senator (7th Senate District): Annie Hornish
State Representative (5th District): Brandon McGee
State Representative (15th District): David Baram
State Representative (60th District): Tim Curtis
State Representative (61st District): Mike Malloy
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Posted on May 27, 2016 by Windsor Democrats
Windsor Voters Who Support our Schools VOTE YES on Tuesday, June 7
- The adopted BOE Budget is $67,471,330 which is a 2.19% increase.
- Overall Town tax increase is 1.94%
- Budget increase over the past five budget cycles is 1.69% (5-Year Average)
- Over past five years, the average Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.0% and the average CT school district budget was 2.1%.
- Maintain optimal class size throughout district
- Add 2.0 Math Support Teachers, Grades 3-5 (1.0 grant funded)
- Add 1.0 Science Teacher, Grades 3-5
- Add 0.6 Strings Teacher, Grade 1
- Add 1.0 Preschool Teacher and 1.0 Paraprofessional (grant funded)
- Implement Kindergarten Early Start Program
- Ensure well-maintained and secure buildings and restore $25,000 in major maintenance
- Educational Cost Sharing Grant: $11,660,177
- Transportation Grant: $216,126
- Adult Education: $56,726
- SPED Excess Cost and Tuition: $1,250,000 (estimate)
- Health Services: $47,209
Youth Service Bureau: $26,285
- Budget Challenges/Decreases:
- Transportation Increase of $163,000—increase due to provider changes and mandates
- Eliminate 1.0 Seminar teacher at Windsor High School and 0.6 teacher at Sage Park Middle School
- Contractual Obligations/Benefits Increase of $1,291,637 – The increase is due to contractual salary increases and mitigated by retirements and benefit changes
- No projected increase in magnet school tuition and Special Education outplacements
- Textbook purchases decrease of $20,000
- Minimal increase in benefits (annual increase down to $204,335) due to increased payments from employee groups and a plan redesign
Windsor Public Schools Recognitions
- Windsor High School Air Force Jr. ROTC Cadets Receive Top Performer Ribbon and Certificate – The program was recently evaluated by Air Force JROTC Headquarters.
- Clover Street School Announces Winners of Annual Fifth Grade Poetry SLAM – First place winners include Horation Gledhill and Jordan Roche. Second place went to Ke’Arya Jackson. A tie for third place went to Shaniqua Jones and Jillian Grams.
- Students Raise Funds For Friend With A Muscular Disease – A group of John F. Kennedy students raised $1,320 for their classmate Thomas Hastings.
- Windsor Public Schools Transform and Accelerate STEM Education – Sage Park Middle School hosted a zSpace mobile lab, the ultimate virtual reality learning experience for STEM Education.
- Clover Street School holds a walk to school day to raise community awareness about walking safety and promote healthy behavior.
- Windsor High School Music Education Program Receives National Recognition – The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
- WHS Culinary Students Invited to Houston, TX as Finalists of NASA HUNCH Culinary Challenge -Students showcased their veggie meatball recipe and competed against nine other schools across the country.
- Award-winning Windsor High School Choral Department recognized at the Music in the Parks Festival, an affiliate of The Festivals of Music, in Jackson, New Jersey – The Honors Chorale received first place with a rating of “Excellent” and the Teens of Praise Gospel Choir also received first place with a rating of “Excellent.”
- Five Sage Park Middle School Students Recognized by the Connecticut Student Writers For Poetry – a magazine established in 1987 by the Connecticut Writing Project to honor excellence in writing by students from kindergarten through high school.
- Future Problem Solving Program Art Competition Recognizes Windsor Students – Two eighth-grade students at Sage Park Middle School placed in the top three in the state for the 2016 Future Problem Solving Program of Connecticut Art Competition.
- Clover Street School K-Kids Collect Supplies for Troops – the K-Kids from Clover Street School held a collection to help fill the shelves at WIN-TV, where supplies are stored for “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops.”
- Windsor Public Schools Leaders Honored for Excellent Service to School District – The Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), has recognized Danielle Batchelder, Director of Business Services, as the Rising Star Recipient for this year. In addition, Sage Park Middle School Principal, Paul Cavaliere, has been honored for his service to the Connecticut Association of Schools.
- Sage Park Students Win the Most Awards at Third Annual United Nations for Middle School Conference – The committee topics included the refugee crisis, Human Rights and climate change.
- Windsor High School Junior Takes First Place in Home Builders & Remodeling Association’s Student Home Design Competition – In addition to winning the competition, Danielle Gozzo also received a $1,000 cash prize and a $1,500 scholarship.
- Clover Street Student Rafid Choudhary recognized as one of four Hartford County Region Winners at the Connecticut Fire Prevention Posted Recognition Ceremony at The U.S.S. Chowder Pot in Hartford, CT.
- Windsor High School Students Rally Together for Hailey Strong for a Paws – to help raise money for one of their classmates to purchase a therapy dog. Hailey was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was a baby.
- Windsor Public Schools Receives $390,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Support Family, School, Community Partnerships
- Clover Street School WIN-TV News Team (WCLO News) Receives a WIN-TV Ollie Award for Contributions to the “WPS Now” Segment
- Windsor Education Foundation Awards Grants to Windsor Public Schools to Help Further Student Achievement – The WEF awarded a total of $16,082 in grants.
- Sage Park Middle School Ranked Highest Connecticut Public Middle School by NCTE for Student Literary Magazine Equus 2015
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Posted on May 23, 2016 by Windsor Democrats
Due to the failure to pass the budget referendum earlier this month, a second referendum will be held on Tues June 7th. The town council met on May 16th and heard from numerous citizens. The majority of citizens who spoke at the meeting asked the council to not make any reductions to the Board of Education portion of the budget. The town council voted to reduce the overall budget by $600,000. This reduction will come from the Community Investment Initiatives. Approximately $1.9 million (new and one time revenue) from Walgreens and Amazon was to be set aside to fund projects such as technology upgrades, roads, sidewalks, historic and community preservation, police cruiser video system and other items. This list will now be re-prioritized and not all projects will be completed due to the $600,000 reduction. The council unanimously voted to accept a town budget of $110,862,990 which will result in a 1.94% tax increase.
More info on the town website at http://townofwindsorct.com/finance/budget/2017/budget-in-brief.pdf?v=3
Please come out and Vote YES on June 7th.
If you are interested in helping to spread the word about voting YES for the budget please contact Darleen Klase at email@example.com or 860-977-7884.
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Posted on May 6, 2016 by Windsor Democrats
Please remember to Vote YES on Tues May 10th for our town budget.
Detailed information about what this budget supports can be found on the town and school websites:
New revenue from Amazon and Walgreens will be used this year to fund town-wide improvements. Some projects under consideration by the town council include road repair, sidewalk improvements, streetlight upgrades to LED, police vehicle video cameras, preservation of historic structures, upgrading technology in BOE, Police and Public Works Departments.
Contact the town council with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on March 27, 2016 by Windsor Democrats
Windsor Democrats welcome Darleen Klase as their new chairman and Kenneth Williams as their vice chairman. Congrats!
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Posted on December 27, 2015 by Windsor Democrats
Even though the Presidential Primary is not until April 26th, if you are not currently a registered Democrat and would like to vote in the Democratic Primary you need to register by Jan 26, 2016 (per CGS 9-59). Please contact the Registrar of Voters office at 860-285-1958 for more information if you need to change your political affiliation.
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Posted on November 12, 2015 by Windsor Democrats
Windsor Democrats maintained their majority on the Town Council and Board of Education as well as re-elected both of our Constables. Thank you to everyone for their hardwork and commitment to our campaign. Your efforts paid off and we look forward to serving the Town of Windsor for the next 2 years.
Registered Democrats are always welcome to join our Town Committee meetings which are held at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Town Hall in the Council Chambers.
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