To the editor:
Many Darien residents, like me, have children who have moved onto college and beyond but are still vested in the standard of education in Darien Public Schools.
We are no longer privy to each school’s daily goings on, but we care about the education our neighbor’s children or grandchildren are receiving. Our highly ranked Darien public school system is partly what makes our community so desirable. Agree?
Let’s therefore be energized and informed about electing the right candidates to the Darien Board of Education, who work tirelessly and communicate transparently to us all. “Building public support and understanding of Darien’s public education, by communicating and interpreting the school district’s mission and goals,” is stated as one of the board’s main responsibilities.
Julie Best and Stacey Tie, through their extensive work in both our Darien schools’ PTOs and Darien town government, have built a sound understanding of how a strong public education is delivered. With a track record over several years, they’ve communicated knowledge to parents and constituents effectively and transparently.
Stacey Tie has served on the RTM and its Finance and Budget committee since 2016 and understands all aspects of our district’s budgets. Julie Best has served in numerous PTO organizations in Darien and most recently was the co-chair of the Council of Darien School Parents, the umbrella organization for all Darien PTOs.
Both have spoken passionately at Board of Ed meetings on behalf of student interests and have the critical reasoning skills required to tackle the fiscal demands of the Darien Board of Education’s budget.
Importantly, both Stacey and Julie have demonstrated advocacy around what is best or necessary for all children in Darien Public Schools, for your neighbor and for mine. Let’s be energized! Vote for Julie Best and Stacey Tie on Nov. 2.