To the Editor:

The decision from the Region 12 Board of Education to support our new superintendent's proposal for flexible scheduling in the Shepaug middle and high schools is most welcome.

The board is to be congratulated for hiring an experienced educational leader who has the courage to make much-needed improvements in both schools.

Dr. Pat Cosentino has observed the Shepaug schools in operation and has made an objective assessment. Improving the schedule, improving the test scores, expanding the curriculum and improving staff efficiency are all worthy goals.

Dr. Consentino will provide the leadership needed to make Region 12 one of the top school systems in the state.

We strongly support Dr. Consentino in her efforts in this regard.

Ed and Vivian