I’m writing to voice my family’s support for the upcoming June 4 referendum regarding the bridge repairs and school projects. The bridge repairs are obviously crucial for access to adjoining roads in town, and their infrastructure must be repaired and maintained immediately.
As you may know, after 11 years as the Superintendent of Schools, and 21 years in the district, I will be leaving Granby this summer to assume a new professional opportunity serving as the Superintendent for Darien Public Schools.
I want to thank people throughout the Granby community who have reached out to me and others, and attended public hearings, to share questions about the three projects being presented for voter approval on June 4.
In many school communities throughout the United States of America, paper towel consumption and wastage is very high. Despite the clear detrimental effects caused by the consumption of paper towels, schools still need to heavily reduce their use of paper towels and other single-use resources.
Granby has a severe case of apathy. I say this because voter turnout for the FY19-20 budget referendum was 1,052 out of a potential 7,700 registered voters; 529 voted “yes” and 523 voted “no” with the budget only passing by six votes.
Kearns School has been the focus of various Granby Study Committees assigned by the BOS since receipt of the transference from the Education Department in 2016. A variety of recommendations were made by those respective group members but no subsequent action has occurred.
An unsolicited purchase offer was made on the Evonsion Farm but withdrawn after a public hearing, yet no further marketing efforts were/are currently forthcoming to my knowledge.