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Sandlin announces re-election bid for School Committee

AGAWAM Rosemary Sandlin recently announced her intention to run for her 11th election for Agawam School Committee.

She has served as the Committee's chair and has been instrumental in pioneering all-day kindergarten, improving access and development of technology at all levels of the school system, and school safety.

A lifetime resident of Agawam and an alumna of Agawam High School, Sandlin has dedicated her life to being a parent of four children and being in public service.

She has served as the state-wide chair of the Massachusetts Association for School Committees and has served on many national and state panels studying issues of technology and safety in schools.

Sandlin has set her goals as a candidate for re-election to Agawam's School Committee to push for school safety beginning in the earliest grades.

"Bullying has no place in Agawam schools", is the central theme of Rosemary's message. Kids cannot learn in coercive environments and nobody wins when bullies prevail.

Sandlin will also continue her fight to keep all-day kindergarten as a vital part of Agawam School system's commitment to young, hard-working families. Good education starts in the earliest grades possible. A community will be measured by how committed it is to its children and their families. Sandlin is also active in the Agawam Rotary, sits on the Agawam Housing Board, and has been active in youth sports and recreation for 40 years.

The above press release was submitted by Rosemary Sandlin. Any other candidate who would like to submit a political statement can do so by emailing it to Statements will be placed in the paper as space is available.