Monday, March 25, 2013
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen endorses his School Committee counterpart.
Monday, March 25
To the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to endorse Krissy Polimeno for her re-election to the Tewksbury School Committee. Krissy’s drive and energy shine through in every challenge she tackles. After just one year on the School Committee, she was elected Chairwoman by her fellow School Committee members. Krissy quickly demonstrated her leadership abilities as Chairwoman and her ability to build a consensus and work closely with her own committee as well as working closely with the Board of Selectman, the Town Manager and other boards in Tewksbury. She was just recently recognized for her leadership qualities on a state level, as Krissy was only one of nine people selected as a member of the All-State School …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Readers say Polimeno has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Friday, March 22
To the Editor: The purpose of this letter is to support one of the finest public servants that we have witnessed in our time in the Town of Tewksbury. Honesty, integrity, work-ethic, commitment, and dedication are the best words to describe Krissy Polimeno. Krissy has gone above and beyond the call of duty during her tenure on the Tewksbury School Committee. Last year, Krissy led a small group of hard-working individuals to organize the Town-Wide Auction event. This was perhaps the most successful fundraiser in the history of our town and all of our schools benefitted. This event is just one major example of the quality of leadership that Krissy has shown as well as her ability to think “outside the box”. Another reason to support …
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, March 15, 2013
Reader says School Committee has made great strides under Polimeno's leadership.
Friday, March 15
To the Editor: The quality of education that our four children receive from Tewksbury Public Schools is certainly the most important municipal service that our family supports through our tax dollars. An investment that significant warrants very careful selection of the leadership to whom the success of the District is entrusted. After three years of exemplary service to the Tewksbury School Committee, we are pleased to endorse Krissy Polimeno for re-election. With three school-aged children of her own, Krissy is deeply motivated to make significant and meaningful improvements to all aspects of the educational experience here in Tewksbury. She is always open to receive feedback from parents/guardians, students and community members …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This is the candidate statement of Krissy Polimeno, running for re-election to the Tewksbury School Committee.
Thursday, March 14
It's hard to believe that my three years on the Tewksbury School Committee have gone by so quickly. Because my time on the committee has been both challenging and rewarding, I am seeking re-election on April 6th, 2013. I have a vested interest in advocating for all children in the Tewksbury Schools, since my husband Phil and I have three school-aged children in the district. My education degree and teaching experience, coupled with my experience in the private sector in a management capacity, has prepared me well for my role as a School Committee member. In addition to my current position as Chairperson of the Tewksbury School Committee, I have also participated in numerous committees. These include: Leader for the Tewksbury Education …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Reader cites her experience and work ethic.
Wednesday, March 6
To the Editor: I am writing this letter of endorsement for the re-election of Krissy Polimeno to the Tewksbury School Committee. I wrote Krissy an endorsement letter three years ago on her initial venture into the Tewksbury political scene and she has delivered above and beyond what I believed she would achieve as a member of the School Committee. Krissy’s ability to collaborate with everyone, tireless work ethic, ability to think “outside of the box” and continually striving for the best of our school system are just some of the impeccable qualities that she has shown and proven over the last three years. She was just recognized and awarded as a member to this year’s Massachusetts All-State School Committee, where only nine members in …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Contractual obligations, fixed costs and high school maintenance are the big ticket items.
"Level-Funding" and "Level-Staffing" were the buzzwords, as Business Manager Jeff Sands unveiled the proposed School Department Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Sands outlined the budget in a Powerpoint presentation to the Tewksbury School Committee on Jan. 23. The proposed bottom line of $46.5 million represents an increase of 3.6 percent ($1.6 million) over FY 2013. However, the operating budget of $36.6 million represents an increase of just 2.5 percent ($880,764) over FY13. Sands said he has been working closely with Town Manager Richard Montuori over the last few weeks and his proposed budget is roughly $218,000 over the amount slotted for the school department by Montuori in the overall town budget. "That difference of $218,000 is …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Seventh person takes out nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen.
A race that looked like it would have an empty slot on the Tewksbury Municipal Election ballot has taken an interesting turn. According to information provided by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, two new potential candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for seats on the Tewksbury School Committee. Raymond Lisiecki and Lisa Puccia both took out nomination papers last week for the two available seats on the committee. With incumbent Krissy Polimeno already officially on the ballot, there could be a contested Tewksbury School Committee election for the first time in three years. Incumbent Joseph Russell announced two weeks ago that he will not be seeking another term. Puccia was unsuccessful in a race for School Committee in 2010 and had …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wentworth and Polimeno are first candidates to have nominating signatures certified.
Another active race is taking shape for the Tewksbury Municipal Election. According to information provided by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, Richard O'Neill Jr. has taken out nomination papers with the intent of challenging incumbent Patricia Meuse for her seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. Another new potential candidate is James Killion, who took out nomination paper for the Board of Health. In the meantime, School Committee Incumbent Krissy Polimeno and Jim Wentworth, one of six candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectman, became the first official candidates on the ballot when their nomination signatures were certified. Candidates have until Feb. 19 to return nomination papers with at least 50 valid signatures of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Polimeno recognized for her selection to the All State School Committee.
Tewksbury School Committee Chair Krissy Polimeno was honored at the start of the Dec. 12 meeting for her recent selection to the Massachusetts All-State School Committee. Polimeno is one of just nine people chosen for the committee. She will be representing the Northeast Division of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Polimeno was named to the prestigious committee at the Annual MASC/MASS Joint Conference last month. Criteria for selection includes leadership, special action and inspiration as a role model to peers and students.