Republican school board candidates appreciate school tours

Republican Board of Education candidates Lynette Celli Rigdon, Daniel Nichols, Stella Vendetti and Nancy Tarascio-Latour have issued a press release thanking several New Milford school administrators.

The statement expresses appreciation to New Milford High School principal Greg Shugrue, Sarah Noble Intermediate School fourth-grade assistant principal Marcy Autuori and Northville Elementary School principal Susan Murray "for the exceptional school tours they provided for the Republican Board of Education candidates."

"Your expertise in the field of education and the great understanding you have for each for your respective schools is an asset to the New Milford community," the statement said.

"By seeing the schools firsthand, it allowed us a chance to see the strengths and areas of improvement in our district so that we may use it as a springboard for our children's future education," said the GOP candidates.

"We were impressed by all three schools," concluded the Republicans' statement, "but especially by the teachers, staff and administrators as who clearly love what they do every day for our children, as well as the smiles on the children's faces, which matters the most."