To the Editor,
I support Lisa Bergen and Cynthia Rainey for School Committee because they are ready to work on the issues that are before our schools. Both will continue to actively support the CCHS Building Committee to ensure that we have the best new high school that we can afford. They will also work to resolve the school transportation problem by encouraging the committee to pull together all stakeholders and develop a comprehensive five year plan to determine not only where our buses will be next year but what our school transportation system will look like in the future.
Lisa and Cynthia would encourage the School Committee to open up the process by which citizens participate at committee meetings. Lisa did this successfully when she chaired the Citizens Transportation Committee by inviting relevant citizen comments before the committee deliberated on the issue. This was an excellent way to bring additional information and ideas to the committee’s attention.
Lisa and Cynthia will be strong advocates for fiscal responsibility. They will work hard to improve and increase the communication between the School Committee and all members of the Concord community. They both strongly support the Open Meeting Law and have been outspoken in their support for citizens’ access to public documents. Their efforts have already had a positive effect on our schools.
Please join me in voting for Lisa Bergen and Cynthia Rainey for Concord School Committee so that they can have an even greater positive impact on our Concord School System.
Anne HaydenSudbury Road