To the Editor:
My son is a student at Stafford, where there are four or five students with special needs in his classroom, along with two paraprofessionals.
It is a great school environment, made all the better by our first grade teacher, who goes to all the kids’ events like birthday parties and also has gone to countless baseball games and other events for her students.
Last year, my son’s kindergarten teacher came to an event he was volunteering at to visit the booth, simply because he had been so excited in class the day before.
We have teachers who are going above and beyond every day.
Their salaries represent 87 percent of the Board of Education budget.
They are worth every penny and I hope that the Board of Finance gets to a place where they can fully fund this request.