Fewer people turn out for elections in odd-numbered years, but here in Connecticut many seats on local town councils, boards of education, boards of finance, and other boards will be decided this November 7, and the people elected to those offices can have a big impact on the lives of educators and their students.
That’s why a number of active and retired CEA members are themselves running for local office in towns across Connecticut.
“We need to pay attention to municipal elections because they are the closest and most impactful when it comes to your school and budget,” says CEA President Kate Dias. “Pay close attention to who’s running for your board of education. That’s where a lot of the decisions about what and how our students are taught get settled. Everyone looks at the major races, but it’s often local elections that determine what you’ll be teaching and what your school year will look like.”
Click here to learn about the CEA members running for office in towns including Colchester, Coventry, East Lyme, Hamden, Naugatuck, Southington, Stratford, and Vernon.
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