I am humbled and honored to be a member of the Newburyport School Committee. As a School Committee member, within my relations with the community my primary responsibility is to the children. And as an elected official, I have been entrusted by the voters with the responsibility to help provide the best education possible for the children of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
If it would be all right with you, I would like to use the Newburyport Political Blog to share and communicate issues that we as a School Committee deal with, and that I am able to appropriately report on.
For example, related to the issue of the idea of an override that was recently published in the local newspaper. On May 1, 2006, in our Working Meeting open to the public, as a School Committee we did: “Vote to refer the issue of a Prop 2 1/2 override to the Finance subcommittee for preparation of a ballot question to present to the City Council.”
I look forward to more opportunities to communicate issues, again, that I am able to report on.
Steven P. Cole
Vice Chairman, Newburyport School Committee