After listening to City Life this morning and hearing a school committee candidate repeat rumors traveling in the Political Bubble I thought it best to go direct to the School Superintendent to hopefully put these to bed. I thank the Superintendent for his quick response.
Good Morning Mr. Supt.
Can you address a few rumors so we can clear them up:
1) Did Headmaster Martin have any input into members selected for the task force you put together to review the handling of the texting issue?
SUPT: Good Morning Gerry,
The headmaster did not have any input at all. I alone selected the members after I consulted several community leaders unaffiliated with the schools.
2) The task force hadn’t met yet
Supt: Four members of the task force met twice already. The fifth member will joined them at their third meeting. In the meantime he is being given all the material handed to the first four. I also believe one of the first four members has offered to meet with him to brief him on their first two meetings.
3) Nothing will be announced or decided until after the Election
Supt: I have asked the task force to try to warp up their work within a couple of weeks. There was never nor there will be any consideration of the elections.
I hope this helps.
All the best,