Sunday, November 5, 2017

Franklin Candidate for School Committee: Cindy Douglas

Cindy Douglas (CD) and I (FM) conducted this interview via an email exchange as our calendars could not align.

FM: Tell me a bit about yourself, your family, and your life here in Franklin? What is your Franklin story?

(CD): I am running for Re-election to the School Committee. Franklin is where I was raised and educated as were our two children and now two of our grandchildren. I worked at the Ray Memorial Library thru high school and college. During this time, we started the Summer Reading Program for Children.  
I was on the Building Committee for the Keller-Sullivan School and volunteered at the 4th of July Festivities on the Common for 25 years. I had the privilege of teaching here in Franklin for 36 years, BEST job ever! I continue to take classes and hold a current MA Teacher License. 

This educational background and experience helps and enables me to understand and realize the complexity and needs of our school system. I am here for the townspeople which also includes children, parents and teachers.

FM: What do you see as your role’s biggest challenge and do you have any suggestions on how we can resolve it?

(CD): As a SC member, I am here to support the Superintendent, administrators, staff and children as a listener, doer, supporting what is in the best interest of children and families. The Franklin Public Schools have a lot to be proud of: its Teachers, Staff, Administration, Parents and Townspeople who continue to make this school system one that supports children. 

Budget is key and this is where the Town Council and SC must work collaboratively and with patience and understanding. I leave you with this quote, "Leaning Never Ends" taken from the Education First Day Issue US Postal Stamp issued here in Franklin in 1980.

Personally, the Cultural Council has done so much for Franklin and continues to do so. Franklin has a special place in my heart!

To follow up with Cindy directly you can reach her via email

Noteworthy: This information is intended to help the Franklin voters when we all head to the ballot box on November 7. The interview candidates have had an opportunity to review the text before publishing to ensure the accuracy of our discussion. 

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