The following is an announcement submitted by the candidate, per the Framingham Source election policy. As per the policy, the statement is published below as submitted.
In announcing his candidacy for Framingham School Committee, Bradley Bauler from District 5 said, “There are three questions I will ask in making every decision as I fight for our children to succeed in school:
- Are we doing our best to help our children be safe, healthy and ready to learn, read and do math at grade-level, pursue their dreams and fulfill their potential?
- Are we doing our best to provide the tools and resources for parents, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, coaches, school nurses, and staff to help our children succeed in school and in life?
- Are we delivering the best value, accountability, and results for the taxpayers who make our school system possible?”
“I pledge to be visible, accountable and do the hard work necessary to do our best,” Bauler said.
Bauler believes that the Framingham schools do a fine job educating an increasingly diverse student population that brings a complex array of talent and learning challenges to school every day. “We must embrace every child’s individual needs, and be responsive and supportive of their parents, teachers and other professionals who help them pursue an education,” he says.
Bauler will insist that upcoming school building projects be held to the highest standards to support the way students learn in the 21st Century, be fiscally sound, and energy efficient.
Bauler’s experience with school boards, superintendents, and community leaders in aligning education with workforce development for more than 15 years has resulted in successful birth to grade 3 grade-level reading campaigns, modern approaches to dropout prevention, successful substance abuse prevent coalitions, and out-of-school programs for English language learners, striving readers, and low income families.
Bauler has lived in Framingham on Main Street for 23 years with his wife Chris and daughter Joanna.
Bauler serves as vice chair of Framingham’s Government Study Committee, represents Precinct 12 as a Town Meeting member, and serves on the Standing Committee on Public Safety.
Bauler worked with federal, state and local leaders to preserve the Main Street bridge, helped Framingham qualify for state funding to save taxpayer money as a Green Community, and advocated to include Framingham in the jurisdiction of a Housing Court, among other causes.
Bauler’s volunteer service includes work as a board member with Programs for People, the Belknap Road Pool Club and Leadership Metrowest in Framingham.
“It is an honor to be on the ballot with the leaders from District 5 who have stepped forward to serve Framingham in 2018,” said Brad Bauler. “ I ask for your vote to represent District 5 on the Framingham School Committee.”
Bradley C. Bauler