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VIDEO: Noyes Parents Officially Ask for Removal of Superintendent

Christine Hogan begins the open comment portion of Wednesday's SPS Committee meeting with a petition stating a vote of no confidence for Dr. Anne Wilson.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Freelancer Ann Kenda will have a full report on Wednesday's Sudbury Public Schools Committee meeting.

Kirsten Vandijk June 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM
It must have been a very stressful meeting for the parents in attendance. From the small perspective of the filmed portion I just saw, the parent spoke to the backs of the school committee members--not an effort was made by the committee members in the the viewfinder to turn and make eye contact with the parent who was speaking, with the exception of the woman with the nice black hair. Obviously I can see only what the camera shows me and there were, I imagine, other committee members facing the speaker but still, literally "the cold shoulder".
Anonymous June 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM
The lady with the nice black hair is Dr. Wilson!
Lynn Riley June 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Christine did a fantastic job, I stand by her all the way, she never let anyone interrupt her, she kept her focus. That was a hard thing to do for anyone! You rock Christine!!!!!
Kirsten Vandijk June 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Well, I like Dr. Wilson's hair. I wish my hair behaved that well. And I am glad she looked Christine Hogan in the eyes.
Anonymous June 21, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Yes it quite a lovely hair-do. Yes she did periodically look at the speaker which was likely not easy for her to do.
SudburyMom June 21, 2012 at 01:24 PM
This was my first School Committee Meeting I could attend. I have to say I was stunned by the lack of interest shown by Anne Wilson and most of the committee members. This is the third or fourth meeting during which the parents of the children in Mrs. J's class have expressed their concerns over what has transpired. It's a shame that they have yet to be placed on a school committee meeting agenda. Even worse is that neither Anne Wilson nor anyone from the committee has responded to their concerns. At one point, a parent differentiated between the "personnel matter," which they know can not be discussed, versus the concerns they have about the lack of communication and disruption in the education of their children. When asked what the committe has to say about this (now that they have had several weeks to think about it and discuss it amongst themselves), they had no comment. Complete silence! I was shocked and infuriated. It's one thing to not discuss a personnel matter, but they absolutely need to address parent's concerns over the way it was handled and how it's affecting their children's education. Although Anne Wilson did make some eye contact as mentioned above, she mainly took notes - though I don't know what she could have been writing. It would have been more respectful of her to make eye contact and face the firing squad. I have lost respect and confidence in this woman to run our school district and for that reason, I'm signing the petition.
Kirsten Vandijk June 21, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I signed it two or three days ago. Although her hair is enviable her actions are not.
Michael Simmons June 21, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Christine Hogan did a superlative job in addressing the board; her points were right on the mark. No one on the board or the superintendent or principal had the courage to make eye contact with Ms. Hogan. There was an inquisition against the dismissed teacher who was beloved by children and parents alike. The principal is known to have had a personal vendetta against Ms. Donahue and is being supported by the superintendent and now the disrespected board. It's time for the people of Sudbury to rise up and choose a principal, superintendent and a board who are interested in the welfare of the children. Anonymous
SkimThreePercent June 21, 2012 at 02:41 PM
It takes a lot to keep Gutch quite. Before the election, many hoped to find that formula. Be careful what you wish for. Any signs of transparency coming down the road yet? Wilson is a disaster, but take a look at Doyle too!
UserName June 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
It takes a special kind of apathy and ignorance to listen, hear and see a mountain of evidence of how these children, parents and teacher have suffered and then turn around (right in front of them) and praise the very person who is responsible for all that pain. It's shocking that the SPS Committee took that road. We as a community have some true soul searching to do. If you feel you don't have a stake in this crisis, you couldn't be more wrong. Our students, teachers, property values, town reputation are ALL at risk. I can't imagine that anyone could look these families or Mrs. J & her husband in the eye and just shrug at their loss of dignity and respect. Is this really what we want Sudbury to stand for? Here's a start: http://www.change.org/petitions/taxpayers-of-sudbury-vote-of-no-confidence-in-dr-anne-wilson
concerned2 June 22, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Although I was unable to attend last night's meeting, I fully support Christine Hogan and the others who spoke. I also signed the petition. While I understand some are afraid to sign it, I urge you not to be. What do you have to lose? We have already lost faith in our school administrators, principal, and school committee. I am distressed by the recent actions because I and others now feel helpless. What can we do that will not be ignored? This school committee is too scare to stand up to Dr. Wilson. Shame on them! I recommend that the townspeople go to the Board of Selectmen and ask to be heard to discuss this matter. I also suggest that we continue to badger the school committee, write letters, and consider filing a complaint with the State Board of Education. This behavior cannot and should not be tolerated.
joanne June 22, 2012 at 01:31 AM
and more parents & children will be "punished"!

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