WILMINGTON, MA — Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr. recently interviewed Wilmington School Committee candidate Amy Largenton as part of WCTV’s 2017 Candidate Conversations series.
Largenton, who has lived in town with her husband and 2 children for the past 10 years, has been active on several of the schools’ Parent Advisory Councils and School Advisory Councils. She has also volunteered for youth sports organizations.
Largenton decided to run for School Committee after watching committee meetings and questioning some of the committee’s decisions.
“Instead of complaining and not doing anything, I decided that – this time – when seats are up, I’m going to run and try to make a change,” said Largenton. “Positive change with fresh ideas, new thoughts, and a different set of eyes and ears.”
“I want to show my children that if you want to make positive change in life, you need to get up, try, and be proactive,” she added.
The biggest issue confronting the school system, according to Largenton, is the lack of communication between the School Committee and parents.
“A lot of parents are left in the dark, and that can cause controversies,” added Largenton, who supports the Committee sending more emails and issuing more statements. “Sometimes a little bit of response is better than no response.”
According to Largenton, setting the school system’s goals and policies is the primary role of the School Committee. The Committee would then hold the Superintendent accountable to implementing them.
In terms of campaigning, Largenton has already launched a Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram page for her candidacy. She’s also been holding signs and distributing flyers.
Watch the 5-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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