Note: The following was submitted by school spokesman Martin Gately
Officials from the proudly cut the ribbon on the school’s new facility on Route 60 in Malden on Wednesday, November 23rd. A sizable group of Mystic Valley supporters braved the heavy rains to come to the event.
Included among the attendees were: Mystic Valley Board of Trustees Chairman Neil Kinnon; Mystic Valley Board Members: Fran Brown; Tom Brennan and Janice Bissex; Malden’s Mayor-Elect Gary Christenson; State Representatives Chris Fallon and Paul Donato; Mystic Valley Assistant Directors George Benzie and Chris Finn; Mystic Valley Business Manager Rick Veilleux; Project Manager Ken Antonucci; Malden City Councillors Neal Anderson, Barbara Murphy and Jim Nestor; Melrose Alderman Peter Mortimer; Joe Leary from Salem Five; Ted Coates, Director of the Malden Chamber of Commerce; Mystic Valley Professional Development Coordinator, Gina McKinnon; Mystic Valley PTO Representatives Andrew Schaad, Doreen Bibilos and Nicole Manseau and Mystic Valley Parent Advisory Council member Ann Carroll.
“The Ribbon cutting signifies another large success in Mystic Valley’s story, providing a long needed home for its winter athletic programs and a first rate home for its Kindergarten students where the Mission begins," The Chairman of Mystic Valley’s Board of Trustees, Neil Kinnon, said.
"The fact that all of this was done without receipt of any State School Building Assistance Funds should in the long term provide a model for how taxpayer money can be effectively and efficiently used to provide a first rate education in the Commonwealth. “