Westfield’s excellent public schools consistently evaluate more initiatives and priorities than we are able to fund. Therefore, the community relies on the Board of Education, Superintendent, principals and teachers to focus on the most important of the community’s priorities.
Some priorities remain constant, like attracting and retaining great teachers and creating a strong curriculum. But in a rapidly changing world, we should consider redirecting resources when new realities expose areas that require a heightened focus. I believe there are four priorities that demand our collective focus.