BREAKING: Walston is out.
The Board of Education has unanimously approved a separation agreement with School Superintendent Kevin Walston.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kara Casimiro will serve as interim School Superintendent.
Here's video of the school board's vote.
PUBLIC STATEMENT OF THE DANBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Seelig - firstname.lastname@example.org
Danbury, CT - January 26, 2024 Mr. Kevin Walston, Superintendent of the Danbury Public Schools, has decided to resign from his position for personal reasons. The Danbury Board of Education supports Mr. Walston’s decision and wishes him well as he takes the time necessary to address his personal issues. Mr. Walston will remain on leave through June 30, 2024, and the Board of Education has accepted Mr. Walston’s resignation, effective that date. The Board thanks Mr. Walston for his leadership of the Danbury Public Schools, and it wishes him every success for the future.
Given Mr. Walston’s decision, the Board has appointed Dr. Kara Casimiro to serve as interim superintendent for the time being. The Board appreciates Dr. Casimiro’s willingness to serve the district in this capacity, and the Board wishes to assure the public that the Board and the Administration will continue their work together on behalf of the Danbury Public Schools community.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.