May 25 2020

Letter to the Editor: Who Do We Need On The School Committee?

The following is a Letter to the Editor: 

 

 

Who do we need on the School Committee?

 

This is an important question for those who have children in our school system and for those who don’t. The importance of the quality of the education and in turn the quality of the graduating students in Burlington affects our town, our residents and even our housing values. I support Katherine Bond for School Committee for many reasons. Katherine has the type of background and character we need on our school committee. She has provided continuing service to the School Council at Burlington High School by providing feedback and evaluating policies and procedures prior to them being presented to the School Committee. Katherine has devoted years to the Pop Warner program as a cheer coach, has served on the boards of the Burlington Hockey and Skating Association, the Burlington Swim and Tennis Club and the Winchester Figure Skating Club. In doing so she has helped to strengthen these organizations operationally and financially.

 

I have no hesitation in recommending Katherine for the important role of School Committee member. She is a multi-tasker who can take on any challenge and use her intellect and intuition to solve each problem. She is ethical and fair as well. Her focus would be on making the Burlington school system strong on both the educational and developmental platforms.

 

 

As a parent whose child has gone through our school system from kindergarten to high school graduation, Katherine’s personal experience with all ages and grade levels will also be an advantage. It is important that a School Committee member be able to hear all sides of a situation and balance those viewpoints to help reach the correct decision. Katherine is definitely capable of this skill set.

 

On June 6th when you cast your vote for School Committee member of the Burlington schools, I hope you will confidently support and vote for Katherine Bond.

 

Amy Goober

6 Mulberry Lane

Burlington, MA


 

 
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