Bernstein, Peldunas make their case to voters

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Whether you’re a parent of children in our schools or a taxpayer, you have to wonder whether the money we spend on our schools results in the excellence we have come to expect. We feel that question is of the utmost importance so we are running to serve on the Board of Education.

Much energy and time has been spent on a variety of issues over the last few months, but when it comes down to it, academic achievement must, and should always be, the number one priority for the board. We plan to make sure that’s the case.

It appears that the Board of Education will not develop a response to the state regarding racial balance until after the election. We are strong supporters of neighborhood schools and oppose forced busing. We will work with the other board members to craft a plan for Greenwich that puts achievement for all students first. The plan will be developed with parent input, implemented over time to minimize disruption and be regularly reviewed and evaluated. Once we have a plan, we will work with the state to get them to accept Greenwich’s plan.

Our district’s ability to raise achievement has been hampered by the constant turnover in superintendents. We are committed to working together with other board members to set clear priorities for the superintendent. We will support the superintendent in translating priorities into actions and will hold the superintendent accountable for the results of those actions.

When asked what differentiates us from the incumbent running for re-election on the same party line, we explain that our endorsement from the Greenwich Republican party was based on our proven backgrounds of working cooperatively to reach goals. We will work with other board members to refocus the discussion to issues that matter most. We will challenge the administration effectively and appropriately and collaboratively work toward effective solutions.

This election provides an opportunity for change. We are ready to bring collaboration and focus back to the board, while advancing achievement for all of our students.

We ask that you vote for us on Election Day.


Peter Bernstein, Brian Peldunas


The authors are the endorsed Republican candidates for the Greenwich Board of Education.


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