Dear School Community,
In my role as district superintendent, I spend most days in our community’s schools, interacting with young people and those who are charged with educating them. One thing I know for sure is that today’s students have a tremendous number of issues and challenges to deal with. And it isn’t easy.
Making matters even more difficult is that we’re all living through a particularly tense time within our nation. But here in New Brunswick Public Schools, we’re fully committed to helping our students meet these challenges, while providing them with a safe, accepting environment in which to learn and grow. This is absolutely the case, regardless of their race, gender, national origin, creed, or sexual orientation.
In terms of specifics, I’m in the process of holding a series of small-group, information-sharing sessions with local community members, school leaders and teachers. In addition, we’re currently compiling support resources for students, parents, and teachers, and these will be available to the entire school community in the near future.
Please understand I don’t say any of this lightly, guiding and protecting our young people has long been a passion of mine. Certainly, advocating for our students in the face of difficulties is a serious responsibility, but I’m fully confident our faculty, support staff, and administration are up to the task.
If you have questions or comments, I encourage you to reach out to the principal at your neighborhood school. If we all work together, I’m convinced we can ensure New Brunswick’s young people successfully navigate even the most daunting challenges. We will continue to prepare, empower and inspire lifelong learners and leaders.
Dr. Aubrey A. Johnson
Superintendent of Schools