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Danbury Board of Ed appoints member to vacancy

The Danbury Board of Education has voted for a new member to fill out the rest of a term vacated by a Democrat who resigned to run for Probate Court Judge in November. Members voted on a partly line split to have Julie Miliano fill the term through November 2023.  She was one of 5 people interviewed for the position on the 31st, but is not the Democratic Town Committee's endorsed candidate.  The 5 Republicans on the Board present at the meeting voted for Miliano while the 4 Democratic members in attendance voted in opposition.  The Democratic Town Committee said Juanita Harris was eminently qualified for the position and was supported by the party's Board of Ed members.  The Committee said in a statement that the majority intentionally set a new precedent that goes against the city’s long-standing tradition of collaboration and bipartisanship in such an important elected body.  Miliano is a member of the Latino for Educational Advocacy and Diversity or LEAD organization, which has been advocating for a Charter School to come to Danbury.

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