"Education is a way of life. It is the product of curiosity matched by discipline that provides us the insight and skills by which we advance in understanding and achievement. In this sense, education is never a private possession. It is a virtue that inevitably increases the common good.
Our public schools are the primary institutions that uphold education as a core value for the entire community. They provide instruction for our youth, and in so doing, they instill habits that will endure far beyond each student’s formal training. They offer programs of continuing education for adults. Their campuses are indispensable community resources, providing spaces for play and sport, for the arts and for various public meetings. Our schools are signs that show the commitment a community has to its own, shared well-being. Strong schools benefit everyone, both for our present and for the future.
The schools of Lyme-Old Lyme are a great asset to our towns. Their dedication to excellence in education improves the whole fabric of our community. As a citizen, I am glad to be able to support the schools. I am equally glad at how they support us.”
Rev. Peter Vanderveen
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Old Lyme