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Letter Backs Povinelli for Greenwich Board of Ed

GREENWICH, Conn. – The following letter to the editor is from Diane Pignataro of Greenwich:

The Greenwich BOE is facing many challenges. The district’s perpetual declining test scores indicate that the board must focus on improving student achievement. This obvious goal was somehow lost in the shuffle of superintendents and other board distractions. It is time to return the focus on student achievement. Unlike previous elections, this November voters will have a choice of candidates on the Republican BOE ticket. These candidates will be elected to serve the taxpayers, but more importantly, the students of our public school system.

Anna Saras Povinelli is the candidate whom students and taxpayers of Greenwich deserve to have  representing them on the BOE. Mrs. Povinelli has four children currently enrolled in the GPS at all three levels of education, elementary, middle and high school. She knows firsthand what is happening at the schools and in the classroom. She has been an outspoken advocate for student performance and BOE accountability. Mrs. Povinelli will ask the tough questions that most parents are concerned about, and will follow up on results. She believes children deserve a solid foundation in the basics of education, especially in the early years. She believes in challenging our highest achieving students, supporting struggling students and helping those children in the middle achieve to their academic potential.

Whether or not you have children in the system, please become informed about the candidates and issues, and help Greenwich bring back the "town jewel," the Greenwich Public Schools.

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