December 14 2018,  Everett

Letter to the Editor: Reader thanks school board member

Letter to the Editor: Reader thanks school board member

Dear Editor:

I wanted to take a moment to give a big Thank You to Ward 5 School Committee member Marcony Almeida-Barros for helping the Devens School get funding for tablet computers so students can prepare for the MCAS. When Mr. Almeida-Barros heard the school was in need, he reached out to the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation to see if they could help. Thankfully, they were able to make a $5,000 donation to help fund the computers.

The Devens is a small school whose students require extra attention, with a low staff to student ratio. As a mother of autistic children in the Everett Public Schools, as well as being the founder of a support group for parents of children living with autism, I appreciate Marcony’s hard work in making sure all students have the resources they need to succeed.

I thank Marcony for his hard work and his colleagues on the School Committee for accepting the donation, the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation for their generosity, and to the teachers and staff at the Devens who work so hard for our students’ success.

Sincerely,

Fernanda Rocha

Ferry Street

Everett

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