Amy Ritterbusch: Third Candidate Statement

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running for School Committee. I have lived in Hopkinton for nine years, have three children in the Hopkinton schools and I am committed to keeping our schools strong. I am a dedicated volunteer with a proven track record of bringing fresh ideas to each volunteer role I’ve taken on in town. I have been actively participating in our town budget process for several years and I feel that now is the right time for me to step up and take on a larger role.

I am thrilled that the Center School Feasibility Study passed at Town Meeting. I am very happy to see the Elementary School Building Committee move forward in a direction that will be supported by the majority of voters, a non-districted PreK-1 solution to the challenges of the aging Center School. I have been impressed with their work to date and as a School Committee member will continue to support their efforts.

I have a long history of advocating for small class sizes and other school and town issues. I recently worked on a citizens’ petition o allow community groups to hang temporary banners over Main Street for upcoming events, which I am pleased to report passed at Town Meeting last week.

Over the years I have volunteered in a variety of capacities in Hopkinton including: HPTA, Hopkins School Council, HPS Strategic Planning Committee, Educate Hopkinton, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and MOMS Club. I’m an effective communicator and have introduced new and innovative forms of group communication to each organization for which I have volunteered. I will do the same for the School Committee. Having watched their process in recent years, I have many new ideas to improve communication between the School Committee and the public.

I cannot wait to get started and respectfully ask for your vote on Monday, May 20. For more information:

To read Amy's second candidate statement, Click Here.

To read Amy's first candidate statement, Click Here.