Editor's Note: The following statement was released Monday by Milford Schools Security Director David Cutler, who has announced his resignation.
Although I was pleased that the of Director of Safety and Security for the Milford Public Schools and to honor the balance of my three-year written contract it was hardly an endorsement of the position, it is with great regret that I have tendered my resignation.
I was first informed of my termination on the evening of Thursday May 10. It came as a complete and utter shock to my wife and me who had no forewarning that a majority of the school committee membership intended to eliminate my position as Director of Safety and Security. what they repeatedly referred to as my “redundant” position were not likely to reverse their vote, I felt that it was necessary to seek employment elsewhere. Fortunately, due to my experiences in the Milford Public Schools and with the recommendations of several references, I was offered and agreed to new employment elsewhere. As much as I love the town of Milford and would have liked to stay on, I do not trust or have faith in the majority of the School Committee, and I feel that I would be placed in this same position one year from now as they look to eliminate my position.
I believe that each and every life experience is a chance to grow and learn, and I have personally benefited from my five years of service to the Town of Milford as the Director of Safety and Security. Working with various school administrators, staff members, students and the Milford Police Department has enriched my life. Despite the machinations of a few, I am proud to be from this great town and truly appreciate the support and compassion that was extended to my family and me by so many townspeople during this very trying and difficult time.