I am a retired teacher of art and 5th grade in elementary schools in Holyoke. My children attended Crocker Farm, ARMS, and ARHS. I’ve attended meetings of the Fort River School Building Committee and am looking forward to the plans that will come from the in-depth study that the committee is overseeing. When the School Committee is considering options, I will work hard to make sure that all District 5 voices are heard and responded to so that we have a strong base of support before the School Committee presents a final school building plan for a vote.
In this letter to the Amherst Bulletin, I look forward, not back, to the possibilities for our schools.