Like many families, one of the things that attracted us to Hopkinton was the great public school system. We have not been disappointed with the quality of our children’s education. However, the schools deserve and need better guidance from our School Board, and there is no one better suited for that than Jared Pray. With three children who will pass through the Hopkinton schools, he cares deeply for how our schools function. We’ve known Jared for several years and have had many conversations with him regarding the issues the school has faced during that time. He is level-headed, rational, intelligent and plows through research when faced with important decisions. Some may say that his lack of experience on a School Board is a negative, when the reality is just the opposite — the School Board needs a fresh perspective; someone who will bring new ideas and a proactive approach to the new issues we face. To quote Dr. Grace Hopper, “The most dangerous phrase in the English language is, ‘We have always done it this way.’ ” That is not what our children need. What they need is a leader, an innovator, and a person who truly cares about creating positive change for their future. What they need is Jared Pray.
— David and Mina Tiber, Hopkinton
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