We are writing to endorse Lya Batlle-Rafferty as a candidate for the School Committee. We believe that she will do a wonderful job as a member of the committee.
Lya brings years of experience in serving on town school boards. She is a vocal advocate on town and school issues. She will be a strong addition to the committee during a time of rapid growth and increasing diversity in our town’s schools. She is extremely knowledgeable about school education and school government.
Lya is passionate about diversity and equality and embodies a true American immigrant story. She has been a consistent participant in advancing a voice on these matters.
We believe that we would need Lya’s experience, diversity and educational background in the School Committee, with the upcoming challenges for the town with school budget and a growing diverse student population.
We are happy to endorse her and strongly support her candidacy.
— Nasiba Mannan and Shahidul Mannan, Hopkinton
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