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Wilton PTA Releases Minutes of Heated Meeting

WILTON, Conn. – The Parent-Teacher Association at Wilton’s Miller-Driscoll School has released the minutes of a controversial Feb. 13 meeting at which PTA president David Crays and vice president Robert Burkart were removed from office.

The minutes indicate that after Dr. Sheelah Brown, assistant principal of Miller-Driscoll, read Principal Cheryl Jensen-Gerner’s letter to the PTA, Heather Wilcaukas, Wilton PTA Council president, made a motion to add several items to the agenda – including the removal of officers – which was approved by the assembled group.

“Dr. Sheelah Brown made a motion to remove item 9 [i.e., removal of PTA officers] from the agenda. The administration is shocked and is in full support of the current PTA. The PTA should be unified just the way things are unified at the school. Tony Tecce made a motion to call the question. Heather Wilcaukas seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Laura Crays seconded Dr. Brown’s motion [to removed item 9]. A vote was taken and the motion did not pass,” it was stated in the minutes.

Following the vote the minutes note that at 10:02 am. the administration and teacher representatives left the meeting.

In the minutes, no mention is made of why Crays and Burkhart were removed from office. But it was previously stated that the removal was due to concerns over their leadership.

Throughout the meeting, members of the Connecticut PTSA including - State President Jim Accomando, President-Elect Don Romoser and Executive Director Sally Boske – were there and none of them spoke to the officer removal.

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