I have three updates to pass along:
1. The SSVT Hall of Fame Induction and Class Reunion, held on April 26 at Harmon Golf Course, was a great success! We will upload some pictures later on for review. Thank you to the Hall of Fame committee members and volunteers, as well as graduates who attended from the past five decades.
2. Additional congratulations are extended to our medalists from the State SkillsUSA competition held at Blackstone Valley VoTech in Upton:
BronzeKelley Campanile- Graphic Communications
SilverAlyssa McWilliams, Vanessa Saganetti, Mark Troup- Chapter Display
Tyler Devlin- Power Equipment TechnologyMeaghan Swist- Cosmetology (over 500)
James Aiguier- Nurse Assisting
As a gold medalist, James is headed to the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City in June!
I would also like to thank SkillsUSA Coordinator and MFW instructor Bob Mello for his leadership, along with Assistant Coordinator Minnie Doherty and all our SkillsUSA Advisors who prepared our students for the competitions. SkillsUSA is a student competition but it is a also celebration of the importance and critical role of vocational technical education!
3. Town Meeting Update & State Budget Update
Scituate and Cohasset held their town meetings in April and the SSVT budget was passed in both towns. On Monday, May 6th, town meetings are being held in Whitman, Hanson, Norwell, Rockland and Hanover.
The legislature is in the process of developing its own budget proposals, along with the Governor's budget from January. Currently the House of Representatives proposal provides less Chapter 70 state aid to SSVT. The Senate will develop its own budget proposal and it will likely end up in a conference committee later this spring. Please contact me if you have further questions.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!