FRAMINGHAM – I am writing to express my support for building a new Fuller Middle School.
There are many parents in Framingham, who during the process of selecting an elementary school for their child, immediately rule several fine elementary schools for the mere reason that these schools feed into the dilapidated Fuller Middle School.
That means that these elementary schools and the composition of their student bodies are also impacted by the terrible physical condition of the Fuller School.
What does that say about our community?
We have a school that is in such bad condition, parents will select a school for the most important years of their child’s education based on them not having to attend Fuller. This is common knowledge and yet the situation has persisted for two generations.
And think about the unsung heroes in our community who staff that building. They don’t receive additional compensation for having to do more with less to provide our children with the best middle school situation they can. They also don’t get to matriculate to the high school after three years like the students do.
However, after years of work by many community leaders, the state is throwing Framingham a one-time $39+ million dollar lifeline toward replacing that dilapidated facility.
All of our children matter. Each of them deserves a healthy and positive learning environment. And we now have the chance to give them that. And we have a one-time chance to do that with the state contributing $40 million dollars. Why wouldn’t we.
On December 11th , please vote YES FOR FULLER.
Cheryl Tully Stoll
Framingham City Councilor at-large