State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) hosted a public meeting last month to discuss relief from state mandates that could be considered detrimental to teaching and learning. Dr. Colleen Palmer, superintendent of schools in Weston, co-hosted the event, held at Bedford Middle School in Westport on Nov. 21.
The meeting was an open forum, with the public invited to speak, and approximately 200 people filled the room. Wilton Public Schools superintendent Dr. Gary Richards was in attendance; he was one of several school heads at the meeting, including those from Region 9, Darien, Ridgefield, and Westport. State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) also attended the meeting, as did other elected officials from the area.