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Help EWSD Create a New Vision

The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) has been working with Voices for Education (VFE) to help ensure that everyone in the community has a voice in shaping the new district. This fall VFE has many activities planned focused on creating a vision for the EWSD and they are looking for your help.

Over the summer VFE ran a campaign called #4Words4EWSD, asking community members about their hopes and dreams for education in the new district. After talking with over 300 people, VFE would like to share its findings so far with a celebration event on Wednesday, September 20 from 7-8 p.m. at Maple Street Park. The celebration is open to the public and will include dessert, music and more.

In October, VFE will be hosting a series of community conversations  that will provide a chance to discuss  the feedback collected through the #4Words4EWSD campaign, and share hopes and ideas for the future of the EWSD.  VFE will highlight the most common themes from these in depth conversations, and provide the EWSD Board with its findings. The meetings will take place over four consecutive Wednesday or Thursday nights and VFE is working to have a representative mix of students, educators, parents, and community members take part. Refreshments will be provided at the meetings and childcare will be available if needed.

VFE is also offering facilitator training to help lead the community conversations and that will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. (lunch will be provided) at EJRP.

This is your chance to help shape a new school district and have your voice heard. For more information or to sign up for the facilitator training or the community conversations, please contact Ben Dickie (


Voices for Education