Stamford Interstate District
Act 46 Alternative Exploration Committee
June 1, 2017
Dear Community Member,
We would like to begin by thanking each and every person who was able to vote and/or inform the process of guiding the Act 46 next steps. Your interest and engagement are much appreciated.
Thank you to the Stamford School Board for their continued support of this work. We look forward to our future conversations and planning in the days, weeks and months to come.
Yesterday’s vote was the beginning of a longer process, one that will define the direction in which Stamford goes with regard to educating the students of our community. As a working group we will spend the next few weeks gathering additional information. We look forward to working with the local and state representatives on the legal and legislative process required to develop a plan for Stamford to move forward within the regulations outlined through Act 46, communicating with Clarksburg and the Massachusetts local and state representatives, the Board/Department of Education for each state, and seeking to answer the unanswered questions people have posed along the way.
The most important part of our work will be communicating with everyone. We will be designing a communication strategy and publicizing that information. There will be several avenues for sharing findings and messages and we will remain open to suggestions. Just as we wish to have all of the facts before outlining next steps, so must everyone else. We will be setting up and expanding our web presence and providing an email channel as well as organizing a phone call system to share information as we receive input from all interested parties.
So again, thank you. As a group, we (the School Board and our sub-committee) asked for more time and on May 31st you granted it. Now we will go to work using it wisely, gainfully, and purposefully.
Colleen Cahoon, Kelly Holland, Katelyn Millard, Kim Roberts-Morandi, and Jen Ryan Act 46 Alternative Exploration Committee