by Sally Finck
GUILFORD—the newly formed Greater Education Council of CT recently issued a formal cease-and-desist letter to members of Guilford’s Board of Education.
The letter contains seven points of contention, and 35 references, alleging a concerted effort to indoctrinate Guilford students and by extension, the community at large.
A website for the GECC is under construction, and will contain the cease-and-desist letter, responses, and other resources.
At the board’s monthly meeting on September 11th, no explicit mention of the cease-and-desist letter was made. When the school board initially did not respond, the GECC then sent a letter to the Commissioner of Education, asking for an investigation into the Guilford district’s alleged violations of state and federal laws. The organization also sent the original cease-and-desist via certified mail to board members.
After an Op Ed was published in the Guilford Courier by Guilford resident Dave Holman, superintendent Dr. Paul Freeman issued a statement to Guilford parents, responding indirectly to the letter’s allegations; among the allegations, safety violations of both state and federal laws.
Dr. Freeman’s response to the Op Ed is here.
Neither Cort Wrotnowski, GECC chair, nor Dr. Paul Freeman have responded to a request for a response as of this post.