Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray spent some time in Medford on Thursday, dropping by the Brooks Elementary School before speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The Lieutenant Governor visited the Brooks to recognize it for being one of 127 “Commendation Schools” in the state for narrowing achievement gaps on the MCAS exam.
TV news stations Channel 5 and Fox25 were there to greet Murray as he toured the school. Channel 5 did a story on Massachusetts receiving a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements and both news stations were interested in talking to Murray about fallout from his much-publicized car accident.
At the Chamber luncheon Murray announced the state could provide $2 million toward a proposed parking garage on Governors Avenue. The money is contingent upon City Council approval to spend $6 million for the garage.
Lt. Governor Murray jokes with a student in Michael Allen’s fifth grade class. He is pictured with Brooks principal Michael Simon (left) and School Committee member Robert Skerry, State Representative Sean Garballey, and Mayor Michael McGlynn.
Channel 5 and Fox25 interview fifth grade teacher Eleanor Brady O’Leary about Massachusetts receiving a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements.