Letter: School board chairman salutes DiBiase for dedication

To the Editor:

Election Day marked the retirement Milford Board of Education member Suzanne DiBiase, who chose not to run for reelection after serving four terms.

Many people mistakenly think the elected members of the board receive a salary. That is not the case. As the most senior member of the board, Suzanne has volunteered countless hours over the past eight years, working on behalf of Milford’s students.

For the last two years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Suzanne, as my vice chair, in a truly non-partisan manner on a board that was evenly split with five Democrats and five Republicans.

While she would never choose to shine a spotlight on herself, I believe Suzanne deserves recognition and a debt of gratitude from both the public and the current members of the board. She is someone who understands the role of a Board of Education member and has a true love for our community. She always made her decisions based on what she felt was in the best interests of the district.

I will miss Suzanne’s stewardship and am proud to call her a friend. I wish her much happiness in her “retirement.”

Susan Glennon