3school. I ask that all sub-committee meetings be audio or video taped so that there is apublic record of our discussions.I. Contacting AHS Faculty: I take great issue with your statement “you acknowledgedduring our meeting that you are contacting AHS Faculty on the premises of AHS todiscuss the Charter School proposal, solicit their support and possible involvement.”I never conveyed that to you during our meeting. It is very unfair for you to be makingthis claim to the Public, Committee, and Superintendent, which is completelyinaccurate.I have not contacted Andover High School Faculty to discuss the Charter Schoolproposal. On August 6, 2013 and August 7, 2013 – as a courtesy – I sent electroniccopies of the Charter School summary to Andover High School Principal Chris Lordand Principals of the other schools. I clearly stated that I was emailing them as privatecitizen, not a School Committee member. I wrote that they should feel free to contactme if they had any questions or needed additional information. I also notifiedSuperintendent McGrath that I had done so.I have not solicited AHS faculty support, nor have I sought out their involvement.
Your claims are inaccurate
. Given my role as a school committee member, I have consciouslyavoided having interactions with Andover High School Faculty.
Your statement (quoted above) and claims related to AHS Faculty are notaccurate. I urge you to correct your inaccurate claims to the Townsman Editor,School Committee members, Dr. McGrath, and the Andover public.
I have been at Andover High School on two occasions since July:1. August 23, 2013: I was invited to Andover High School by the AssistantSuperintendent to attend a tour of the building. The only AHS Faculty member on thetour (non custodian) was Principal Chris Lord. I did not have any discussions related tothe charter school with AHS Faculty during the tour. I did not solicit their support, nor did I seek out their involvement (as you claim).The only discussion related to the Charter School was at the end of the tour when – infront of Principal Chris Lord and Assistant Superintendent Paul Szymanski, I said thatto allay potential questions or concerns with respect to my participation in the FacilitiesSub-Committee, I would send a note to the Committee and Leadership team, askingthat another School Committee participate on the sub-committee instead of me – as a