A meeting has been set by the Board of Education to discuss the performance of the schools’ superintendent, Steve Falcone.
The meeting, which was first reported by the Darien Dispatch blog, happens on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Board of Ed’s offices at 35 Leroy Ave. Falcone is subject to annual yearly reviews by the Board of Ed, however his performance has come under scrutiny by many in town after the district was found to have violated state and federal special education laws.
Falcone also omitted key documents from Freedom of Information requests made by parents, and has also restricted access to information to The Darien Times, which the paper has alleged in two formal complaints with the state Freedom of Information Commission.
The meeting to discuss Falcone’s performance was posted the Town Hall bulletin board, as noted by the blog, but it is not included on the school district’s website. Notice of the meeting was received by the town clerk’s office on Friday, Oct. 18.
The state’s Freedom of Information Act says that a public agency, such as the Board of Ed, “shall” post an agenda within 24 hours “on the public agency’s” website, in addition to posting with the town clerk.