By BCAT News
March 16, 2023
Letter to the Editor: Young Families Have Reason to be Excited with Jeremy Brooks in the School Committee Race2023-03-162023-03-20/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/logo.jpgBurlington Access TVhttps://bcattv.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/lettertoeditor_1.jpg200px200px
The following is a letter to the editor:
Young families have reason to be excited with Jeremy Brooks in the School Committee race.
Jeremy is proactively putting forth a real vision for the future of the Burlington Public Schools and has the experience to meet the moment. Burlington’s school buildings and fields are past their prime, requiring significant renovation and overhaul. Teachers and students at Burlington High School and both Fox Hill and Pine Glen Elementary Schools deserve better. We’ve heard a lot about the potential of these projects without tangible results for over a decade. Jeremy brings practical experience to the realm of project management as someone who’s overseen million-dollar projects in the public sector. His experience and focus in this realm give greater hope than what we’ve been presented with from anyone in the town’s government to this point.
Addressing pandemic learning loss and student mental health are areas of importance to Jeremy, as a fellow parent of two students in Burlington’s system. Jeremy has always been genuine in his support for removing the barriers that had limited students’ abilities to learn and socialize in-person. Burlington has long relied on an iPad program that is no longer cutting-edge as we learn how impactful screentime is to youth depression. Jeremy recognizes this dichotomy and conveys a spirit of using technology smartly to meet today’s challenges within the school environment.
I’m supporting Jeremy and his vision at the Burlington Town Election on Saturday, April 1st and I hope you will consider him too.
Aimee Gallagher (Burlington resident for 22 years and mom of 2 that have been, and are going through, the Burlington public school system)