"I enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the Early Education advocates from Tri-County," said State Representative Jeffrey Roy. "It is important that all students have access to the benefit of a world-class education, and that access must start at early ages. It was great to see these students take a vested interest in Early Education and the overall the betterment of their community."
Junior students learned about proposed legislation to improve Early Education in Massachusetts and identified additional areas which they believe are essential to provide quality early learning experiences for all children. Some of the topics the students broached with Representative Roy included the need for additional recess time for children, the expectations of young children as set forth in the Common Core State Standards, making quality early learning programs accessible to all children and attracting and retaining quality teachers in the field of Early Education.
Representative Roy encouraged students to continue to advocate for children by contacting their local and state representatives in their respective towns, and raising awareness among their friends and families by sharing their knowledge and understanding of the importance of quality early learning experiences for young children.
"I would like to thank Representative Roy for his continued support of our programs," said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. "This field trip, which Tri-County students have taken for the past four years, is a valuable opportunity for students to advocate for the children of Massachusetts."
Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.