The following letter to the editor was submitted as sponsored (paid for) content, paid by the Wilton DTC, Jane Rinard, Treasurer.
To the Editor:
Just because you repeat something, again and again, doesn’t make it true. The Republican candidates in Wilton are spreading the “word” that the Democrats in town are in favor of school regionalization and ceding control to Hartford. And they are repeating the myth that the state Democratic platform calls for regionalizing our schools. None of this is true.
I know our candidates well, and these Republican statements are simply false. Deborah Low, Pam Ely and Nicola Davis are superbly qualified candidates for the BOE. They believe in maintaining and improving the excellence of the Wilton school system. They believe in transparency, engaging with parents, and strong STEM education. They have the experience and the organizational and leadership skills we need to bring about positive change in these challenging times.
Deb, Pam, and Nicola do not favor regionalizing our schools or having control vested in any entity other than our locally elected leaders. Oh, and they are also nice, your neighbors, and have spent countless hours volunteering to make our schools better. I guess the Republicans would rather hide behind a “mask” of rhetoric rather than really debate the issues.
All the Democratic candidates have or had children in Wilton’s schools. They understand the importance of parent involvement and local control. To elect candidates for the BOE who will listen and then lead, vote for Deb, Pam and Nicola. Vote Row A on Nov. 2.
Editor’s note: The author is a candidate running for the Wilton Planning & Zoning Commission.