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Wilton Letter: Rodgerson Supports Schools

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WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to wilton@dailyvoice.com .

To the editor:

Tis coming election, there is a clear choice on education policy. Keith Rodgerson supports increases to public school ECS funding, universal Pre-K, and the expansion of the UConn system. Rep. Gail Lavielle did not support these in the 2014 cycle.

Keith believes in strengthening STEM in the high schools, trade programs and private partnerships. He also supports the elimination of all participation fees for students, saying “Athletics and clubs are part of an education. All children should be given the opportunity to participate no matter what their financial circumstances.” Lavielle was unwilling to give waivers to families on athletic fees as a Board of Finance member. “Residents need legislators who unequivocally support a child’s right to learn, grow and be a part of the community.”

Rodgerson also supports the need to modernize building regulations and to change funding ratios for school construction and rehabilitation so towns are not unnecessarily burdened. “All of Connecticut’s children deserve modern, functional and safe educational facilities. All parents deserve legislators who are committed to those goals.”

Where does Lavielle stand on these issues?

Jon Tan

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