I think Jean Franco
was the "Safe" pick by the Lowell School Committee
to succeed Dr. Chris Scott for the following reasons:
I wish Jean Franco
I have never met her
but from what I hear from teachers and others, she
is a well qualified and a well liked individual who given the chance to be the Supt. and run the system with a school board that follows the education reform guidelines,( Hire a Supt.
Set Policy and pass a budget ) she
will do good things for Lowell and Lowell students.
If she can get the committee to leave the day to day activity of the school system with the people who are most qualified to run it, she may excel.
If they continue to act in the manner they treated the last two Superintendents then she
will have only a few years left to her
employment in Lowell.
the best qualified candidate?
Aside from Alison Laraba who first voted for Pia Durkin then switched to Jean Franco
to show unity, Dr. Durkin did not receive any votes.
has been in the system and has seen the committee in action and knew what she
was getting into.
was impressive and strong in her
interview and showed great political skills in her
Thank You speech last night.
Let's hope the Lowell School Committee
will let her
do the job they hired her
to do and lead the Lowell School System.
Jean Franco, deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Lowell Public Schools will become the new Supt.
Jean Franco, who holds a master's degree from Lesley College, came to the district in 1996 as a bilingual facilitator.
previously held similar positions in the Chelsea and Fitchburg public schools.
gave a very nice speech, Thanking both the current individual members and the past members who have supported her
through the many years that she
has been in the Lowell School System.
Tonight Jean Franco
you're selected, to help us get elected we want you shining bright