Dear Citizens of Region One,
The reason I am voting “NO” is because as we are seeing again with the allegations that Lucille Paige has made – that there is an obvious pattern of falsification of evaluations. Our teachers have lost confidence that their hard work and strong reputation protects them. Retribution comes in many forms – perhaps the most destructive is when a teacher, or guidance counselor, athletic coach, and now a beloved and trusted secretary’s personnel file is without fault until Superintendent Chamberlain and or Assistant Superintendent Diane Goncalves might decide it suits them better to create a false and damaging context. Our region will no longer be able to attract the best teachers or keep the best we have now since trust cannot be created here.
Voting “NO” is the best thing I can do to support the students, teachers and all other personnel of Region One until Superintendent Chamberlain and or Assistant Superintendent Diane Goncalves’ contract extensions and raises have been rescinded.
Lawrence N Van Valkenburgh