School Decisions and Town Manager–Citizen Involvement is Critical

Larry Kaplan, MD–Wellesley Townsman, March 10, 2016

For those Wellesley parents who are concerned about saving neighborhood schools, the proposed town manager structure is likely to create another hurdle for citizen involvement in participatory government. Under this proposal, there will be increased pressure to close schools as town government focuses more on efficiencies and cost savings than on educational excellence. As a corollary to VOTING NO on this ballot question, Wellesley residents need to elect school committee members who are willing to act as fiduciaries for their constituents rather than rubber-stamp administration decisions.

Larry Kaplan MD

8 High Meadow Circle

Wellesley, MA 02482