LETTER: Fuller Vote Starts A Framingham ‘Legacy of Education’ First In Our City

Dear Framingham Parents and Residents,

It’s customary when someone has done something for you, to take the time to thank them. Sometimes, however, that thank you is not heard as enough as often as it should. That changes now.

I took the time to ask my fellow Framingham parents and residents to step up and vote for the tax override to fund the “New” Fuller project. It was an appeal to everyone’s sense of community where one schools improvement was to the betterment of all our schools.

There has been excitement about the new schools’ plans, but equal concern over what we were asking non-fuller families and residents to do in committing to this major undertaking.

In proclaiming that “It’s Time” to replace the current Fuller building, you answered that call from every corner of our City. “It’s Time” to thank you, all of you. Thank you for seeing and appreciating the problem and thank you for helping to fix it with your vote of YES.

While following the December 11th vote tallies, one of the first announcements from a precinct was that there were 91 votes against the override which had a  ad sinking heart feeling to it. That all negative count was quickly followed by the more uplifting report of that precincts 338 votes for the tax.

As the night went on, precinct after precinct reported very high margins in favor of the “New Fuller” override. By nights end, we were thankful to the thousands of fellow Framingham citizens who stepped up for change and our future.

The 12.04% participation of registered voters doesn’t sound like a lot in the grand scheme of things, but that’s 4,301 people who took the time out of their busy lives to cast a vote and make a statement.

A statement that starts a new Framingham “Legacy” of education first in the betterment of our City.

Now “It’s Time” for the real excitement to start. Watching the “New” Fuller rising out of the ground alongside the old Fuller. Seeing the future and the past side by side will be truly remarkable. We’ll be able to see what State-of-the-Art education in Framingham really looks like and what voting YES really meant.

To that 12.04% that made this possible, thank you. To those of you who’ve been part of this project from the beginning, thank you. You should all be proud of this accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped the thousands of future students that will be passing through those new Fuller doors.

From the bottom of my heart, Thank You from a Fuller Parent!

Michael Najarian

Framingham

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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