Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Better Than Reality TV? ... DiPace V. Turner Cage ...":
not sure where DiPace stands, but here's Brian Peruta's JI letter-to-editor,
"Message is clear for Enfield BOE
To Enfield's Board of Education:
I hope you're paying attention. You've heard loud and clear from your constituents on several occasions what your mission is this year, "Do what you by vote were entrusted to do and put our school system and children in a position to succeed."
Our children and Enfield's future really do depend on you actions. You see the investment you make today pays off down the road when our children are educated and responsible taxpaying members of our community. Mistakes now will only multiply costs for Enfield later. Don't be shortsighted.
In years past we've been disappointed to see 100 or fewer residents attend the yearly budget public hearing. This year nearly 200 people attended a Community Conversation! Almost 180 people attended the regular Board meeting this week! Your constituents are motivated. Their message is clear and they're demanding action. If you have any doubt about what's expected by the people who put you in office, then you haven't been listening.
To those in the Republican majority on the Board:
The treatment teachers received in the press from those representing your town committee is an embarrassment. Opinions are great and debate is welcomed. But what we saw in the papers was terrible and insulting. Take responsibility here and make it stop. It does no one any good.
Last night several of you made it plain that there was a clear delineation between you and those on your own town committee who seem intent on driving wedges between you and the people you need most to make this process work. Stand behind your statements and stop this counterproductive behavior. This is from your committee and you're more together than I'm led to believe.
Last, I would like to request that the Board of Education start regularly attending Town Council meetings and during public communications share what they're hearing and doing. I've seen Councilman Kiner at several Board meetings. Clearly he's engaged and concerned. More need to see what he's seeing. Personally I think public updates at each Council meeting will make this entire process more transparent. As a former councilman, I wish we took this approach years ago.
Good luck and Godspeed.
Posted by Anonymous to The Cool Justice Report at 7:23 AM