Brothers and Sisters,

This is a time when we really need to stick together – all of us. Yes, we are in active negotiations, but our collective efforts and our participation in them is the key to a real movement. Watch your emails for more information and more consistent communications.

With our recent news of the Superintendent resigning this year, this is even more of a reason to stick together and support each other. Our students need our best, and we need each other to produce that.

Reach out to your city representatives – the Board of School Committee and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Reach out to your neighbors and friends in the city and ask them to attend the Board meetings. Attend the Coffee and Conversation meetings that are left, and the Mayor’s Community Hours. It is the public that needs to understand what we do for their children.

Reach out to us. Stop the rumor mill in its tracks. Going after each other from within is caustic. Let’s not add stress to ourselves about things for which we can find answers easily.

Help us to find education friendly candidates for upcoming elections. The Boards need people who are invested in education and moving Manchester forward.

In Solidarity,

Sue