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A message from the Superintendent about recent budget discussions
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to all the parents, staff, and members of the greater community who came out this week to support the School Department at two very important budget meetings. The dozens of attendees at Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting was evidence of what we all know - that Duxbury residents want the very best for their public schools.
At this time, the level of resources that the Town commits to the schools is simply not commensurate with the level of expectations in the community. For at least five years, the budget increases have not allowed us to maintain current service levels - that is a pattern that is not sustainable if we wish to maintain the quality of our schools and meet the needs of all students.
Keeping Duxbury strong
It is important to note that my call to action in regards to the school budget is about the future. In short, I have high aspirations for the Duxbury Public Schools, and I know residents do too. Those aspirations, however, should not cloud the fact that we have tremendous public schools here in Duxbury. There is so much to be proud of, and we celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff every day. The desire for additional resources is borne from our commitment to continuous growth and improvement, our need to innovate, and our ability to keep up with the demands of a 21st century education. It is about making our strong schools even stronger.
Get informed and involved
I encourage you to stay engaged in the FY'20 budget process. If you are looking for ways to help, please reach out to me, or members of the School Committee, and we can point you in the right direction. Let's work together to keep the Duxbury Public Schools strong!
John J. Antonucci, Superintendent