Take a moment to read this letter to the editor from Susan Fleming, former Superintendent of Schools for Truro and Provincetown.
I strongly support Julian Cyr as our next state senator. He brings a depth of experience in the workings of state government and a strong commitment to quality of life for all on the Cape and Islands.
Julian Cyr is the best candidate for education. Julian has strong proposals to invest in early education, district funding and community college. He opposes raising the charter school cap and believes in investing in all schools. Over the years, he has established relationships on Beacon Hill to effectively advocate for quality schools and to ensure that state school funding supports the Cape and Islands equitably.
I remember that in 2002-03 Nauset School District was facing a budget gap that would have resulted in elimination of over 40 teaching positions. Student advocates, under Julian’s leadership, drafted, paid for and mailed a newsletter to taxpayers explaining the dire situation. As a result the towns successfully passed overrides and prevented the cuts.
We could have no better advocate for quality public education than Julian. I ask all to vote for Julian Cyr for state Senate in the Democratic primary Sept. 8.
— The writer is former schools superintendent for Provincetown and Truro.