Who Should Be Selected as the Next School Committee and BOS Chairmen?

Selectmen will pick a new chairman on Tuesday night while the School Committee will do so on Wednesday.

Who should be the next School Committee chairman? (Patch File Photo)
Who should be the next School Committee chairman? (Patch File Photo)
One thing is for certain. The Sudbury Board of Selectmen and School Committee will each have a new leader. What isn't clear yet is who those leaders will be.

The time has come for each board to vote on its new chairman, with the School Committee set to make its decision at Wednesday's meeting.

Normally the Board of Selectmen reorganization takes place at the final night of Annual Town Meeting. However, this time around that vote will take place on Tuesday night at the board's meeting.

Following this year's election, the School Committee and Board of Selectmen each had their chairman replaced. So regardless of the vote, there will be a new chair for each group.

The decision for the Board of Selectmen will come down to Pat Brown, Bob Haarde, Larry O'Brien, Leonard Simon, or current Vice Chairman Charles Woodard.

On the School Committee side, it will either be Robert Armour, Christine Hogan, Ellen Joachim, Scott Nassa or Lucie St. George.

So we want your opinion. Who do you think should be chosen for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee chairman positions? Why do you think that person would be the best choice? What are your expectations for the new chariman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
JJoseph May 20, 2014 at 06:17 AM
Bob Haarde has been passed over already because the insiders are afraid of what could be exposed. Bob Haarde was elected by the voters, deserves his turn at chair and there is no reason why this should not happen. However, Chuck Woodard, Larry O'Brien and Len Simon will make sure that Bob does not get the chair. It will probably be Chuck Woodard with only one year of experience on the board of selectmen. More dirty Sudbury politics.
Scott Sawin May 20, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Anyone other than Bob Haarde would be an injustice.
JON999 May 20, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Bob Haarde for BoS. anyone else would be an insult to everyone who voted for Bob for Selectman twice. what the other Selectmen don't realize is that being too friendly/accommodating to the Town staff is not a good thing. this isn't a party or a family or a social club, it's a professional relationship with a lot of responsibility and money on the line - and decisions that affect everyone. Bob Haarde asking challenging questions is not Bob being a bad guy, it's him *doing his job* for the citizens. I was shocked when Woodard stated that there was no way to save money in the budget unless the cost centers could keep the money. that's an outrageous statement and one obviously aligned with what those in the Flynn building want, not the taxpayers. for SPS, either Scott Nassa or Christine Hogan for Chair would be fun, interesting and, most importantly, in the best interest of the children in SPS, including my own.
Sudburytoo May 20, 2014 at 09:11 AM
As seen with our moderator and the finance committee, Sudbury will not tolerate a dissenting opinion. Anyone in Sudbury that asks a challenging question or wants to know why something is happening is immediately shut down. Bob Haarde has been the only Selectman with a backbone to ask the tough questions and represent the voters. Anyone other than Bob Haarde as Chair will continue to divide this town which is already very polarized.


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