Monday, April 29, 2013
Patrick Holland, the current chairman of the Milford School Committee, is running unopposed this year for re-election.
Editor's Note: Although the School Committee has no race this year, Milford Patch asked the two candidates for the two open seats to respond to a series of questions. The response of Patrick Holland, the incumbent candidate, follows. It is edited only for grammar, punctuation and AP style. The response of Joseph Morais can be found here. Q: Why are you seeking this position? A: I am the current chairman of the committee and I am seeking re-election to my second term. The School Committee is a board of volunteers, and I consider being a part of it my way of giving back to our community. It is an important public service. Q: What is your educational background? A: I am a graduate of Milford High School and of Trinity College in Hartford CT. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Joe Morais, a Milford father and retirement planner, pulled papers Tuesday to run for School Committee.
A third candidate has taken out papers to run for Milford School Committee, creating the likelihood of a race for the two seats available. Joe Morais, who works in management for Putnam Investments of Boston, took out nomination papers Tuesday. Jonathan Bruce, a former School Committee chairman, has returned his papers already, as has Patrick Holland, an incumbent member and the current chairman. The election is April 2. Morais, 40, will be conducting a first contested race for elected office. He is a Town Meeting representative. Morais graduated from Milford High School in 1991 and then earned a business administration degree from Worcester State University. He has one daughter, a second-grader at Memorial Elementary School. Morais grew …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Patrick Holland, chairman of the Milford School Committee, released the following statement Thursday, on the vote to remove the position of security director, as well as cut two curriculum supervisors and two teachers.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Editor's Note: the following statement by Patrick Holland, chairman of the Milford School Committee, was read at the meeting Thursday, prior to a vote to reconsider the decision to cut the position of security director. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote, "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." I would like to take a moment to disinfect the school committee by shining some light on our special budget meeting of May 10. At that meeting the school committee voted to approve its final round of budget cuts for the 2012-13 school year, and as a result, three administrators and two teachers lost their jobs. However, this was not the total net effect of our reduced budget, as we could not afford to fill one other vacancy left by …