Friday, May 17, 2013
New member Scott Nassa asks for commitments regarding adding agenda items, allowing the public to speak freely at meetings.
With one member entering her third year, two entering their second, and a brand new member sitting in on his first meeting, the Sudbury Public Schools Committee decided during its May 15 meeting the most experienced member of the quintet should continue to be the chairman. After a tumultuous year that included the dismissal of former teacher Janice Donahue, the dismissal of administrator Peter Fardig, and a lawsuit from a former secretary, the SPS Committee will once again be led by Rich Robison. "I think we’ve introduced a fair amount of change in our district the past 12 months, maybe further," said Committee member Bob Armour, who is entering his second year. "We have to be careful in introducing too much change in SPS." Scott Nassa, …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Newly elected Sudbury Public Schools Committee member Scott Nassa offers thanks to those in town who voted for him and helped with his campaign.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped and supported me during my campaign for the Sudbury Public School Committee. I could not have possibly done it without every single one of their efforts. Whether it was a sign placement, letter of endorsement, spreading the word to friends and neighbors, words of encouragement or support at the polls - I will always be grateful to each and every person who supported me and consider them my friend. In addition, I would also like to thank my opponent Matthew Barach for a well-run race. I look forward to serving the children, parents, taxpayers, teachers and administrators of Sudbury over the next three years. This has been a long and worthwhile process. As I look back, I …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Scott Nassa defeats Matthew Barach for Sudbury Public Schools Committee seat.
He learned from his mistakes three years ago, and now he's newest member of the Sudbury Public Schools Committee. Scott Nassa narrowly defeated fellow challenger Matthew Barach, 1,257-1,191, Monday at Annual Town Election, three years after losing in the same race. "It's unbelievable," he said Monday night. "Just unbelievable." Nassa will replace current vice chair Lisa Gutch. Nassa said he was a little worried about the race after getting to know Barach over the past week. He said Barach is "a class act." "I hope he stays active with the committee," he said. "I really do like him." Nassa said in his first year he hopes to open the communication between the stakeholders and committee. "Like I said in my letters, I plan to have monthly …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Scott Nassa, candidate for Sudbury Public Schools Committee, encourages his fellow citizens to cast a ballot on Monday.
As we enter the last week of our local election cycle, I would like to take a moment to encourage my fellow Sudbury citizens to take time to vote this Monday, March 25. Though many of us share differing views and ideas about the best way for Sudbury to move forward, I believe it is an especially hopeful time for the town. In addition, I would like to thank my opponent, Matthew Barach, for also running for Sudbury Public Schools Committee. Without question, this is a critical time for our schools and it is so important to make sure that we are providing not only all stakeholders, but especially our students, every opportunity to thrive. Gratefully, Scott Nassa Clark Lane
Friday, March 22, 2013
Resident Prema Matthews says Nassa will bring a refreshing approach to the Sudbury Public Schools Committee.
I am endorsing Scott Nassa for Sudbury Public Schools Committee (SPSC). Scott has been a friend of mine since he moved to Sudbury. That is not why you should vote for him. Vote Scott Nassa for SPSC because he is the more qualified candidate for the position and the future of our town and schools depends on it. Scott is responsible, accountable and dependable. In his announcement letter he has stated he will be available to all of us with office hours. This is a new and refreshing approach to the very people, the stakeholders, he is elected to serve and represent. Scott has been extremely successful in his professional life as a businessman. We need a businessperson with a solid grasp of the economic responsibilities the SPSC holds to all …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Residents Peter and Lydia MacNeil say Scott Nassa's business expertise will benefit the Sudbury Public Schools Committee.
We are writing this letter of endorsement for Scott Nassa for Sudbury Public Schools Committee (SPSC). Peter and I have lived in Sudbury for 37 years and had 2 children go through the Sudbury Schools. I worked for the Sudbury Schools for 28 years, predominantly at Noyes where I was School Secretary and then the Administrative Secretary. We have seen many changes during our lives here, but most recently many of them have not been positive. In my secretarial roles at Noyes I formed many treasured and valuable friendships among my colleagues and I have become disheartened to see the rapid decline of the state of Peter Noyes and further, the entire SPS system. Last year I was shocked and heartbroken to see the manner in which the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Resident Christine Hogan asks residents to join her in supporting Scott Nassa.
I am writing in support of Scott Nassa for Sudbury Public Schools Committee (SPSC). My husband, Paul, and I have lived in Sudbury for 13 years and have 5 children who are in L-S, Curtis and Peter Noyes, with the youngest eager to follow. I first met Mr. Nassa last year when I was directly involved with an issue impacting the Noyes school. Even though he had no children enrolled at Noyes, Mr. Nassa was willing to work on behalf of the affected families by asking very difficult questions of our elected SPSC members and school administrators. If elected, Mr. Nassa has vowed to push the SPSC to respond to questions posed to them within 1-2 weeks. This helps provide transparency and accountability where it is desperately needed. The overall …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sudbury Public Schools Committee candidate Scott Nassa says he's spoken with all stakeholders and offers his ideas on how to ease all concerns.
Over the last couple years, I have worked hard to reach out to as many SPS stakeholders as possible to learn what they expect from our school committee and system. In speaking with parents, I hear a consistent request for better communication. From teachers, I hear a cry for improved efficiency and sharing among schools and administrators so they can focus on nurturing and educating Sudbury’s students. From taxpayers, I hear great frustration in understanding how decisions are made with our hard-earned tax dollars and whether every dollar is spent as efficiently as possible. I am certain that with a renewed commitment to checks and balances among our five stakeholder groups, we can work together to improve the experience of all SPS …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Resident Dan DePompei explains why he's voting for Scott Nassa for Sudbury Public Schools Committee.
Mr. Nassa’s original announcement for candidacy identified 5 stakeholders in the public school system: The children are, unarguably, the most important stakeholder. The children are, however, totally dependent on the parents, administration, teachers and taxpayers in producing and managing a high quality school system. Unfortunately teacher dismissals, school committee involvement in political campaigns (in violation of their own code of ethics) and perceived poor behavior/response at school committee meetings have caused significant discord among these four stakeholders. Discord that very probably could be corrected or even avoided if these stakeholders can find it within themselves to openly communicate with each other. To facilitate …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Resident Gene Willette is endorsing Scott Nassa for Sudbury Public Schools Committee.
I write this letter in strong support of Scott Nassa for the Sudbury Public School Committee. For several years, our paths have crossed at various social, charitable and school functions, and recently, I have worked alongside Scott in organizations in Sudbury. I have realized that volunteering and helping others is something that is integral to who Scott is as a person; his drive and commitment are second to none. As a parent of two children in the Sudbury School system, Scott exhibits the exact level of commitment that I want to see from our school committee members. A strong leader, Scott truly cares about people and children; he will do whatever it takes to make sure their best interests are always addressed. Please join me in support …