Tellini supports school bond

Tellini supports school bond

PAWTUCKET - John Tellini, independent candidate for School Committee, said this week that he supports the $32 million school bond addressing health and safety needs of schools.

"This is an excellent opportunity for Pawtucket to make much needed repairs to our schools and be financially responsible for a just small percentage of the cost," he said.

As a concerned parent, said Tellini, he feels the top priority should be improving policies and procedures to ensure children are learning in a safe and secure environment.

"I feel that this concern has not been given the proper attention that our children need," he said in a news release.

As a former public school educator, Tellini said his time in the classroom provided him with firsthand experience of the challenges teachers face.

"I understand that teachers need a stronger support system in order to improve the quality of education they provide to our children," he said.

As someone with more than 30 years of business experience "and a strong business acumen," Tellini said, he "will assure that taxpayers' funds are well respected and put to the best possible use."

"We must not keep making business decisions that are wasting valuable funds and are taking away from our children's education," he said. "The Sodexo crisis should have been handled using solid business practices to avoid the disarray we are currently battling."