Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Big decisions loom for ACSD board

Our schools are central to our membership in a democratic society, and I appreciate the education that my three children have received in the past. The only way that we can thrive as a society is if all our students receive the best education we can provide and afford.

What does that look like? Big? Small? “Local” or “rural”? It needs to be geared to all students, so I hope that the adults (voters) can keep that idea front and center as school board elections happen.

I appreciate all the interest in the school board and those fellow community members who are willing to make the investment of time and deliberation for the benefit of all our students. Many decisions are imminent: new hires (superintendent, at least one principal and teachers), budgetary issues, and significant facilities investments, so board members will have to pay attention to a broad array of data in order to address them all. Let us thank them for their work. They have the big picture and are charged with the education of all our students.  

Ann LaFiandra

Middlebury

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