Editorial: Endorsing Lya Battlle-Rafferty for Hopkinton School Committee

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I would like to express my support for my friend Lya Batlle-Rafferty for the Hopkinton School

Lya has a degree in Cognitive Science from MIT and a Masters in Adult Education and Training.
I served with Lya on the Board of Assessors. I found her to be a very good assessor, thoughtful,
knowledgeable, and decisive. (very good qualities of leadership) Her service on that Board gives her an
in site to Hopkinton’s assessing and taxing structure that will be beneficial in her future move to School
Committee. Lya will be misses as an assessor, however, her love of education leads her to seek to apply
her skills in that direction.

Lya has two sons Gabriel and Blake, both have graduated form the Hopkinton School System, Gabriel
as a member of this graduating class of the of 2020. This gives Lya a firsthand parental experience with
the schools.

Lya knows the uncertain challenges facing Hopkinton and the School System for the next few years
both in daily operations and fiduciary responsibilities. Lya is ready and willing to meet the future head
on. We are fortunate to have someone of her integrity to step up as a candidate at this time.
I recommend Lya Batlle-Rafferty for election the Hopkinton School Committee and ask your
consideration VOTE we need her.

Mary Jo LaFreniere

**This article was written by a group or person in the Hopkinton Community and does not reflect the views of HCAM or any of their Board Members or Employees.**