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~ Letter-to-the-Editor ~ Parent upset over Abbruzzese’s candidacy; relationship with supt.

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Dear Editor,

As a parent of three children in the Everett Public Schools, two at the high school and one at the English School and a Ward 6 resident, I am appalled to see Tom Abruzzese running again for school committee. His interests are not for the students but with his family. He has seven members of his family on the school payroll, his three sons, two daughter-in-laws, a niece, and a nephew. The present superintendent has promoted two of his children, one to a truant officer and the second to a lead teacher.

I am further appalled that he and the present superintendent did nothing regarding with what was reported in the local paper about his son’s illegal activities on a school-based computer during school hours. The firm hired to investigate his son’s illegal activities recommended that the computer be turned over to the district attorney for further investigation. We paid him to stay home for one year. In the end, our superintendent failed to forward the report to the District Attorney. Instead, she brought him back to work and looked the other way. It should be noted that Tom Abruzzese led the committee to elect her superintendent.

I am further appalled that a school committee member, Samantha Lambert, who is a tenant of Tom Abruzzese, talks about integrity on the school committee and did nothing to protect our children. She did nothing with this report. Let’s not turn back the clock.



Name withheld for fear of retaliation to my children

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