Monday, March 18, 2013
Incumbent receives the endorsement of colleague.
Monday, March 18
To The Editor: I am confidently voting for Krissy Polimeno for Tewksbury School Committee because she has the leadership skills to move our schools into the 21st Century. If you open the dictionary, it will define a leader as one who guides, one who is in command and one who has influence. Leadership is defined as the capacity and ability to lead, guide and direct. These definitions define Krissy’s efforts on the School Committee for the past three years! She is currently the Chairperson of the School Committee, a position she has held for two years after being a member of the Committee for one short year. This is not a typical occurrence, but then again Krissy’s drive is not typical either. Her peers, myself included, nominated and …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Committee member opted not to seek re-election after taking newspaper job.
Jayne Miller participated in her final School Committee meeting Wednesday night at the Wynn School. Miller opted not to seek re-election to the committee after accepting the positon of editor of the Town Crier newspaper. Fellow committee member Dennis Francis, Superintendent Dr. John O'Connor and Miller's daughter presented her with gifts to mark the occasion. Francis praised Miller for her edication and commitment during her tenure on the board and her particular efforts in the areas of specil education. Miller used the occasion as the opportunity to encourage more residents, especially women, to run for office. "It's been my pleaseure and my honor to serve on this committee and I would recommend it," said Miller. "And it I would say this…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Reader cites Francis' loyalty and dedication.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
To the Editor: Dennis Francis has more than demonstrated over the years that he has the qualities and the initiative to be re-elected to the Tewksbury School Committee. He is a loyal and dedicated friend to the students and the townspeople of Tewksbury. He is totally committed to his responsibilities of overseeing the wellbeing and the educational needs of the students. He’s a man of action and his word is his bond. His temperament and personality lends itself to being a team player, especially when making critical decisions. Please ask your friends and neighbors to join with us on April 14th and vote to re-elect Dennis to allow him to continue to serve our Tewksbury students. A vote for Dennis Francis is a vote for continued progress! …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Readers cite incumbent's willingness to make the hard decisions.
To the Editor: We wholeheartedly support Dennis Francis for the Tewksbury School Committee. Dennis has served on the School Committee for the last 3 years. No one has worked harder on behalf of the schoolchildren of Tewksbury, and Dennis has more than earned another term on the Committee. He has made the tough decisions that the job requires, and his commitment to the Tewksbury public schools is unparalleled. He has worked tirelessly for years to get a new High School for Tewksbury, and is looking forward to seeing the project completed on time and on budget. Please join us in voting for Dennis Francis for School Committee on Saturday, April 14th. Sincerely, Bette and Barry Lewin
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Dennis Francis seeks re-election to the School Committee.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by School Committee member Dennis Francis.) Dennis Francis has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Tewksbury School Committee. Dennis has lived in town for 34 years. He is married to Diane who is currently an art teacher at the Carroll School in Lincoln. Dennis and Diane have two daughters who were educated in and have graduated from the Tewksbury school system. Catherine is a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Phyllis is a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island. Three years ago, Dennis decided to seek the office to make a positive difference in the education of our students in Tewksbury. His primary objectives were to make the School Committee …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
School board members speak unanimously in support of FOTCAC project, but School Committee votes only to support putting the question on an April ballot.
All five members of the Tewksbury School Committee publicly declared their support for the Friends of Tewksbury Community Athletic Complex (FOTCAC) quest to build an enhanced athletic stadium at the new Tewksbury High School next year, but the board stopped short of formerly endorsing the project Wednesday night. In a move that was largely symbolic, the School Committee voted, 5-0, in favor of placing a question on the April town election ballot that would permit the town to borrow $2.2 million to upgrade current plans for a high school athletic field to include a synthetic turf field, lights, larger stands, a scoreboard and a press box, as well as several tennis courts. Two weeks ago, Tewksbury's Board of Selectmen passed a similar …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Committee members bristle at remarks made by Shaw Tech superintendent.
The war of words between the Tewksbury School Committee and Shawsheen Tech Superintendent Charlie Lyons escalated Wednesday night as the town's school committee members lined up to take shots at Lyons at the conclusion of their meeting. Lyons had been quoted in the Lowell Sun on Nov. 6 as being critical of Tewksbury's vote last month to continuing barring Shawsheen Tech from sending its guidance counselors into the Wynn Middle School to present information sessions to Tewksbury's eighth graders. "If the (Tewksbury) School Committee, for some reason, doesn't want its students to learn more about another school funded by the taxpayers of Tewksbury, I can't defend that action," Lyons was quoted as saying to a Sun reporter. "That type of …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Committee says additional revenues will be earmarked for facility maintenance.
Despite an impassioned plea from the president of the Tewksbury Boys Basketball League, the School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to adopt a new Facilities Use Policy. The new policy includes a $15 per participant fee, which the committee said would go toward regular repairs and needed improvements to many of the school district's gymnasiums. "The No. 1 question we are getting is 'where is the money going?'" said committee member Dennis Francis, who served on the Facility Use Policy Sub Committee. "The business manager will be making a separate line item (in the budget) for gym maintenance and repairs." Earlier in the evening, Ken Miano president of the TBBL, gave an impassioned plea on behalf of several youth basketball …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tewksbury students and teachers head back to the classrooms.
Under crystal clear skies, Tewksbury students and teachers headed back to their classrooms for the start of the 2011-2012 School Year. Editor Bill Gilman was on hand to capture the sights and sounds of the First Day of School.