The following is a statement submitted to Framingham Source by Town-Wide PTO President Scott Wadland.
Right now, our beloved community is at a historic crossroads as voters consider major changes in the structure of our town government and School Committee.
However, regardless of what happens with the proposed Home Rule Charter we have another significant chance to influence the future direction of our schools through the selection of a new Superintendent and the election of three members to the School Committee in the upcoming election.
For this and other reasons I am running for a seat on the Framingham School Committee, and I respectfully ask for your vote.
To take full advantage of the opportunities to give the children of Framingham the education that they deserve and we expect, the School Committee needs to select a strong, visionary and confidence-inspiring leader.
For their part, the voters need to elect School Committee members who will set clear direction and objectives and hold the Superintendent accountable for meeting those objectives.
However, true accountability can only take place when you have individuals who can think critically about a topic or issue, are comfortable asking difficult questions and have the confidence to make their own independent decision.
Next April you will be asked to elect three members to the Framingham School Committee, and I ask that you save one of those three seats for me.
Framingham TownWide PTO President
Candidate for Framingham School Committee