Editorial: Supporting Kelly Knight

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It is important to fill every seat on the School Committee with people who bring value to the team with a strong desire to serve our schools and community. There are three candidates running for the two open seats on our School Committee and we are thrilled that Kelly Knight is one of them. Kelly is extremely intelligent, with a keen sense of financial responsibility and a strong will to serve. She’s honest, objective, and keeps an open mind to all sides of a discussion. When dealing with divisive issues her interpersonal skills and leadership ability will set the tone for collaborative and respectful discourse, creating a place for quick resolution.

The School Committee needs leaders to provide the following:
• Honest and open discussions about the district’s past, present and future
• Frank discussions about the school and community's priorities and how to balance the two
• Critical thinking around spending decisions, the resulting trade-offs, and the potential future impact of those decisions to our community, our schools and our children

As always, we are compelled to support independent thinkers who think outside the box, are not afraid to raise the difficult question, and support the concept of accountability.

Kelly is the leader we need to continue Hopkinton’s quest for excellence in our schools and she has our support. Please join us in voting for Kelly Knight on Monday, May 19.

Todd Cestari & Ann Brady