To Brattleboro Town Meeting Reps & those who have expressed a special concern about education:
I write to officially inform you all that I am resigning my position on the board, effective immediately.
My primary concern is—as always—our students’ education. I have grave concerns about the actions taken at last week’s attempt at the transitional board meeting. I do not see how it is possible to serve our students, and to continue to be in full compliance with the law.
Tonight’s Brattleboro Town School Board’s meeting agenda includes conversation about how to proceed with the budget. Andy Davis has been very clear in his communications that he is not concerned about the delays. I feel it is in the best interests of our students if I step aside now, in order to give Andy every opportunity to put his budget plans into action, immediately, starting at this meeting tonight.
It has been my pleasure to serve on the Brattleboro Town School Board for eight years, five of them as chair. I am proud of the work that we have done for our town’s youngest students.
Jill Stahl Tyler
P.S. Please look to the members of the Brattleboro Town School Board for any future communications, such as the decisions on how the budget will proceed, if there is a town information night, and links to the video I mentioned earlier this week. But you will continue to hear from me about exchange students, not to worry!