Stories and Headlines
April 4, 2022
Q&A: Marlon Verasamy wants to represent everyone as the rep from Essex Junction on the school board
ESSEX JUNCTION — Marlon Verasamy says he’s ready to be an advocate for the entire Essex Westford community.
Verasamy moved to Essex Junction with his wife and daughter seven years ago. He works for the National Weather Service in Burlington. Prior to that, he served with the Air Force for 18 years.
“Our realtor told us time and time again, Essex is the place you want to go if you want to find great schools for your daughter,” he told the Reporter.
Though Verasamy’s daughter graduated from Essex High School in 2021, he still feels a connection to the district and a duty to help make it the best it can be. He’s now one of two candidates vying for one Village seat on the Essex Westford school board.
“l’ll be honest, when you're a parent, you're in the middle of it. You don't think about the school board because you've got so much going on,” Verasamy said. “But now, with my life experience, I can bring a lot to the table; I can be an advocate and help the whole community.”
Here’s what he had to say about why he’s running, what he thinks the board is doing well and what could be improved.
March 6, 2022
Signs have arrived!!
Spring is almost here and signs are sprouting up around The Village.
March 1, 2022
Safety Talk with Gary Scott
Laura Taylor for EWSD School Board and I met with EWSD Facilities & Safety Director Director Garry Scott this afternoon. We discussed the overall management of district facilities, the Run - Hide - Fight/Resist model that the district has adopted, and the district's transition from a School Resource Officer (SRO) to a District Liaison Officer (DLO).
There is so much that goes in to keeping our students, staff, and spaces safe.
Thank you so much to Garry for his time and insight. Thank you also to the entire safety and facilities staff for all of their hard work.
Check out Facilities & District Safety on the EWSD Website to learn more: https://www.ewsd.org/Page/8254
February 25, 2022
Budget Insight with Brian
Just had a great talk with Brian Donahue, COO of EWSD and Laura Taylor for EWSD School Board.
Brian and his team are behind all the great work that goes into the EWSD Budget. We can't thank Brian enough for taking time out of his day to give more insights, not only into current and past budgets, but the important decisions that will face our community in the future.
More to Come Soon!