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Superintendent's Message

Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools

Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools
 
607-326-4151 , ext. 15
obrient@roxburycsd.org
 
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May Superintendent's Message

 

     “God gave us a fingerprint that no one else has, so you can leave an imprint that no one else can.”

                                                                                                                                                                                Keith Craft

 

Greetings:

“May” is a wonderful sounding month, when spring is here, at least in name. There is an incredible greenness that covers our hills at this time of year that is simply stunning and it is nice to have it back with all of its splendor. May is also a time for endings and new beginnings in the life the school district.

Shortly you will receive the annual budget mailer outlining the proposed budget, the request for the district to create a capital reserve and the election of a Board of Education member. The mailer also has a letter from Edward Fersch, Board of Education President, asking you to access a survey to assist in the selection of my successor. Please take time to read this mailer and contact me if you have any questions about the budget. On that note, quite a few folks over the last few months have asked me what my role would be in the selection of a new superintendent and I quite simply have no role at all with that process. That responsibility falls solely on the Board of Education, with your help and the help of other stakeholders. Please participate in the selection process when your input is requested and take time to exercise your democratic right to vote on our annual school budget in the cafetorium between 3pm and 9pm on May 21st.

I am very happy to announce that our school received the “No Place for Hate” gold award for the work we have done in bringing a positive social message of tolerance and respect to our students. We have held a number of activities around that theme this year that was kicked off with the signing of the “No Place for Hate” pledges earlier on in the year. On May 7th we will be receiving the official “No Place for Hate” banner that we will be prominently display in our front entrance. My thanks goes out to our students and employees for accomplishing this worthy task.

This is a time that the school is chock-full of opportunities for us to collectively celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students, inside and outside of the classroom. As we wind down the school year I want you to encourage your children to finish strong and to put forth the greatest effort to reach their highest level of excellence in everything that they do. Have a great Spring season.

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