Five residents who must be registered voters are elected to 3-year staggered terms with authority to select, supervise and terminate the Superintendent; review and approve budgets for public education; and establish educational goals and policies for the public schools consistent with the requirements of law and state-wide goals and standards established by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The School Committee meets an average of once per week. Each member also serves as a liaison to other boards and commissions.
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Linda H Chow
Leda Murcia Eizenberg
Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?
Candidate for Re-Election
School Committee since 2018, current Chair; Board leadership: WMS PTO, WEF, WSF, Teachers21; TMM PrB
I have been privileged to serve on School Committee since 2018, currently as Chair. Supporting the WPS mission of educating its students remains a constant yet the challenges are ever changing, particularly this year. It is gratifying to be associated with such a dedicated team of administrators & educators who have collectively reinvented K-12 education. They go above and beyond every day. I am committed to fulfilling SC’s top priorities -- continue prioritizing in-person learning as safely as possible for staff and students; bring to Annual Town Meeting the SC-voted FY22 school budget that meets students’ needs while reflecting the Town’s significant fiscal constraints; follow through on the SC’s Anti-Racism Resolution adopted in August; provide stewardship for school facilities projects
-Fmr HS English Teacher
-Independent curriculum developer
-Upham PTO Co-Pres
-WOW & WEF Boards
I want to bring the perspective of an educator, and that of an elementary and special education parent, to the work of School Committee. As budgetary and policy decisions are made, I can apply a deep understanding of classroom practices. My first priority is to center social-emotional concerns, assess learning gaps, and focus on teacher support and morale as we navigate the pandemic and beyond. We must also further our DEI work, implementing the Anti-Racism Resolution signed by the Committee last year. Our recent survey data from teachers, students, and parents, as well as anecdotal information I have encountered through World of Wellesley, suggest that we have much to do. Finally, I will serve as an ear and a voice for the schools within the larger community, emphasizing communication.
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