Friday, February 13, 2015

“We don’t notice things like that"

A School Committee member this week blasted a policy change to allow schools to accept memorials for current or former students who have died, saying he doesn't believe the district should single out people for remembrance. 
Trevor Clement, who has served on the committee for two years, said Tuesday he’d vote against the change because “no one person, especially in death, especially after they’ve gone, is more important, more worth remembering.” 
The proposed revision was spurred by a local family’s attempt to gift a $15,000 panther sculpture to the high school in remembrance of their daughter. 
Brad and Rita Graci have offered a permanent memorial to the high school in memory of their daughter Kristin Graci, a 2007 Franklin High graduate who died in 2010 at the age of 21 from complications of leukemia.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News:

You can view the video replay of the School Committee meeting here

image of the porposed Graci Class of 2007 Memorial
image of the porposed Graci Class of 2007 Memorial

You can review my notes of the meeting reported from the Council Chambers Tuesday evening

The text of the policy documents can be found here

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