Nov 02, 2012
MAYOR TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM MASS. ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL COMMITTEES NOV. 8TH
Mayor Selected as Result of Unanimous Vote by Board of Directors
SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that
he has received notification from the Massachusetts Association of School
Committees (MASC) Board of Directors that they have unanimously voted to award
him their 2012 All-State School Committee Award for Urban Districts. The award is presented to individuals every
year to honor their contributions to the lives of children within their
district. Mayor Curtatone was chosen
from nominees from 57 urban districts across the Commonwealth.
In their submission, the Somerville School Committee praised
Mayor Curtatone as a force for innovation and growth within the district
throughout his nine years as an ex-officio member of the Committee. Especially recognized was his Shape Up Somerville
initiative, his use of hard data to guide decision making, and his commitment
to help advance the educational mission of the Somerville Public Schools as a
member of the School Committee.
"Mayor Curtatone is an enthusiastic and effective advocate
and champion for Somerville," said Tony Pierantozzi, Superintendent of the
Somerville Public Schools. "His leadership
and vision for the City are matched by an unwavering commitment to Somerville
youth, public education, and to providing the necessary resources and
opportunities to give youth a healthy and productive start."
"The Somerville School Committee was elated to learn that
our nomination of Mayor Curtatone was unanimously approved by the MASC Board of
Directors," said Mary Jo Rossetti, Vice-Chairperson of the Somerville School
Committee and President-Elect of the MASC.
"Mayor Curtatone's style of leadership by example is now recognized by
school committees statewide, and we could not be more proud."
The award will be presented to Mayor Curtatone at a reception in Hyannis, MA on Thursday, November 8th.