Here’s the text of Darien Board of Education Chairperson Tara Ochman’s “State of the Town” address, as prepared, one of several delivered Monday night to the Representative Town Meeting:
Mr. Moderator, members of the RTM, and the community of Darien. I am honored to stand here before you to tonight on behalf of the Board of Education to update you on our work. This discussion really begins in previous budget years. We all spend hours of time creating a plan for Darien, balancing needs, having critical conversations and believing in what Darien is, and can be. As a board, we believe that education is the key to preparing our children to participate in their future and we are steadfast in the belief that an educated society leads to the betterment of society.