The country and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts continue to implement educational mandates on cities and towns. Many of the mandates are unfunded and difficult to implement, especially in a community like Haverhill with a diverse population. The City of Haverhill is forced to be creative in its policies and efficient in the implementation of its curriculum. The School Committee and the School Administration must remain focused on the goals and strategic plan of the Haverhill Public Schools. During the four years that I have been on the School Committee the culture of the Committee and the attitude of the community toward the Committee has greatly improved. As President of the School Committee I am focused on providing the best education possible to the Children of Haverhill, operating within our budget, implementing our strategic plan and demanding accountability.