The Mustone Family (first row) Rowan, Mea, Declan, Nevin, (second row) Quinn, Teagan, Tim and Cullen
With your support, I have now served two terms as a school committee member. While many of our goals have been achieved, much work remains. During my time on the School Committee, we have addressed important academic issues relevant to all MPS parents: a new elementary science curriculum, a new middle school Math curriculum, math coaches, Kindergarten aides in every school, and the implementation of a new dyslexia screening.
My agenda going forward is defined by the many hours I have spent talking with parents at my kitchen table, the grocery store, school plays, and other places throughout the city. The list of areas in need of improvement is long. We have discussed reforms around Styrofoam tray usage, the length of recess, food insecurity, and free breakfast for all. I have heard concerns with regards to security, buildings and grounds maintenance, the sex education curriculum, cursive writing instruction, and our cafeteria food options. Parents have asked me about the concussion protocol employed by our sports teams; bus issues (including overcrowded buses, the location of bus stops and the schedules of middle schools late buses); the amount of homework for K-2 students; eye exams; and snow days. I know that we have to improve communication with parents, SPED services, STEM activities, MCAS results, the middle school placement process, the water sampling of school buildings, our summer reading options, and the use of the outdoor spaces at the high school. I have been able to seek out answers, updates, information and improvements in some of these areas from Medford Public Schools leadership and staff. The answer wasn’t always the one that we hoped for but we have shined a light on parents’ concerns and will continue the conversation.
I have used my tenure on the School Committee to be a voice for MPS parents. I ask now for your continued support. Please join me in investing in our schools and committing ourselves to a future where every child receives a caring, safe and challenging educational experience.
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My name is Mea Quinn Mustone, and I am announcing my candidacy to continue to serve as a member of the Medford School Committee. My husband, Tim, and I are the parents of six children (Quinn 16, Teagan 14, Cullen 13, Nevin 11, Rowan 10, and Declan, 6). In the fall of 2019, I will have one child attending Medford High school, two attending the Andrews Middle School and two attending the Roberts Elementary school. I am a lifelong resident of Medford and I proudly and humbly ask for your vote in my reelection bid. My work for a more engaging school experience that serves the needs of Medford’s kids is not yet done.
Lobby for full time aides in every kindergarten classroom
Implement student-centered approaches to education
Support music & arts programming in all schools
for all your
Address bus routes and needs
Monitor class sizes and work to keep them manageable
Care for and maintain school buildings and grounds