I am writing to clarify a point recently raised in a letter about Veterans Day ("Keep Veterans Day as a school holiday," Dec. 5), in case any veteran, friend of a veteran or concerned citizen is under the mistaken impression that I will be offering a motion at next week's Board of Education meeting regarding making Veteran's Day a school day.

I will not be making any such motion.

I have a strong opinion on the subject, as many citizens do, but I don't believe this is the best way to go about affecting the change in our students that we in education are in the position to achieve. Any such change needs to be preceded by a community dialogue with the concerned and any other interested parties, not sprung out of the blue with no respect for the strong emotions that such a suggestion will stir up.

Jennifer Maxon Kennelly

Fairfield Board of Education