Editor's note: An email with followup questions sent to the sender of this letter to the editor was not immediately returned Tuesday. We'll update once we hear back.
To the Editor:
Today our children start kindergarten only to have to transition to another school in 3rd grade, and then again in 6th grade.
We believe that this configuration costs our students and our families.
Students spend too much time on the bus to and from school. Families with children in two elementary schools must plan their days around meeting two bus schedules—that’s four visits to the bus stop each day!
Parental involvement in school PTAs has declined as families split their involvement or sometimes make a choice of which school to support. It has weakened the positive impact that neighborhood schools have on communities and lessened the opportunity for interaction between age groups.
We want to stop the shuffle! We promise to return to neighborhood schools.
In this election the people of Milford have a choice in what they want their Board of Education to look like. Surely the choice made on Nov. 5 will determine the future look of our school district.
Help us stop the shuffle and restore the tradition of neighborhood schools.
Milford Republican Candidates for Board of Education
Mike DeGrego - 1st District
John DeRosa - 1st District
Joyce Charney - 2nd District
Doreen Fontana - 2nd District
Anthony Piselli - 3rd District
Tom Jagodzinski - 3rd District
Heinz Stock - 4th District
Walter Cash - 4th District
Sue DiBiase - 5th District
Ray Kirmaier - 5th District
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