Election 2011: Liz Salisbury for School Committee

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A mother of three children in the Canton Public Schools, Liz Salisbury entered the political landscape three years ago with no previous involvement in local or town government.

“I just had a lot of questions and was one of the people in the neighborhood that complained a lot,” she joked. “And I really strongly believe education and our youth are the foundation of our society, so I thought what better way to serve.”

An assistant professor in the departments of neurology and pediatrics at UMass Medical Center, Salisbury said her goal while serving on the School Committee has been to work to provide the more than 3,000 students in the public schools with the best education the town can afford. And with dwindling state and federal funds, this task has become harder.

“The way we sit and review the budget year after year to maintain the quality of education in a broad sense — academic, theatre, arts, music, sports — at a high level in this economy has been a big accomplishment,” she said.

Salisbury credits the override with allowing the town to spare the major cuts seen in other communities. As she looks to her next term, Salisbury said her goal is to keep the schools on the strong trajectory put forth by leaders like past superintendent John D’Auria and current superintendent Jeff Granatino.

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