The Wareham Education Association would clarify that the leadership of the association did not author the letter discussed at the June 8 School Committee meeting. Members of the Association may have been involved with its authorship, but the concept and text were never subject to discussion or vote by the Board of the WEA. That should not be interpreted as disagreement with its contents or concerns. Rather, any educator willing to stand up for a smart and safe learning environment for Wareham's children should be commended. The Association does reiterate that it will sign any letter to the School Committee or community.
Speaking personally, I wrote this statement is just to make clear that this particular letter was not a WEA missive. I am not seeking to undermine or contradict the issues raised in the letter, but do not want any confusion on who wrote it.