Letter: Backs Gerber for new term on school board
Published 6:13 am, Sunday, September 27, 2015
Over the past four years, I have served as budget/Board of Education representative for both Osborn Hill School and Fairfield Woods Middle School, and I have consistently observed Jessica in her many roles on the Board of Education. As part of this nine-member board, Jessica has served four years as secretary of the board, and is as an excellent communicator both on the Board of Education as well as to the broader Fairfield community.
In addition to her role as secretary, Jessica has served as chairman, Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Communications Committee, Board of Education liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Board of Education liaison to SEPTA, Board of Education liaison to the Osborn Hill School Building Committee and Board of Education liaison to the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Building Committee.
Jessica truly enjoys her role as liaison to the many different committees of which she has been associated, and she has made a positive, tangible contribution to them all.
In addition to her many roles in the area of communication, Jessica works very hard every budget season to understand the complexities and challenges involved in the budget decision-making process — both on the education and town sides of the budget. Jessica diligently follows the education budget process through the town bodies from inception with the superintendent, to her vote as member of the Board of Education, to her advocacy of the budget proceeding through the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and RTM.
Jessica very much wants to keep the town of Fairfield affordable, and she will work to ensure fiscal responsibility while remaining an advocate for our students, parents and schools.
As an active Fairfield parent since 2003, Jessica is my first choice for the Board of Education. She has a passion for education that I will always admire, and she takes her roles as Board of Education secretary as well as her many roles as committee liaison and with the annual budget process very seriously. Jessica is dependable, conscientious, responsible and a great listener. Please vote Nov. 3 for Jessica Gerber — a Board of Education candidate with solid experience who will serve Fairfield well for four more years!