Over 13 years ago, my wife Sujata and I moved into our new home in Trumbull. While we had considered many other places to live, we chose Trumbull because of its outstanding public schools. We were both the products of excellent public education systems, and we looked forward to affording our two daughters the same opportunities we enjoyed. Now, many years later, with our oldest daughter now in Middlebrook School and our younger daughter not far behind, we worry about a still-excellent school system imperiled by budget uncertainty in Hartford and here in Trumbull.
Fortunately, first selectman candidate Vicki Tesoro has an education program that will ensure the quality of Trumbull schools for years to come. Her education platform calls for a focus on curriculum development to keep our teachers current, increased access to AP and honors courses, world languages in elementary school, expanding access to the arts, and small class sizes. These are the steps that are necessary for Trumbull school systems to remain competitive in state and national rankings with our neighboring school districts. Retaining a broad-based, quality education is not only necessary for our children. It also ensures that our quality education system will continue to attract businesses and young families who are interested in relocating to Trumbull, which ensures the continued viability of our tax base. Maintaining quality education is therefore important for all citizens of Trumbull, not just those with children in the school system.