Jeff Kubick

Jun 152015

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee is looking for three residents of Groton or Dunstable to serve on the recently created Public Communications and Community Engagement Advisory Committee, along with three members of the School Committee and one representative of the school administration.

The purpose of this advisory committee is to assess the current state of School Committee public communications and community engagement practices, and to make recommendations to the full School Committee on improving its practices in that area. The advisory committee will make two reports to the School Committee: an assessment report presented by September 30, 2015, and a recommendations report presented by October 31, 2015. The commitment to serve on the advisory committee is limited to that time frame.

Ideally, members of the advisory committee would have some experience in public communications, survey research, or community engagement, and representation from different demographic groups in our towns is desired. If you are interested in serving on this advisory committee, please contact me by email at The School Committee would like to fill the three spots at our meeting on June 24th.

Jeff Kubick
Chair, Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee

Apr 072014

Jeff Kubick

Jeff Kubick

My name is Jeff Kubick, and I am running for the open Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee seat in Groton.

My wife Krista and I moved to Groton 11 years ago, in large part because of the reputation of the schools. Our three daughters attend Florence Roche Elementary.

Like many parents, while I have been engaged in my children’s education and school experience, I have not been as plugged into how the schools are run, funded and overseen. The recent budget crisis changed that. It became clear to me how important it is to be involved in the decisions which determine whether our schools are truly great or just average.

I joined with other concerned citizens to help launch Advocates for Promoting Educational Excellence (APEX), a coalition supporting policies to improve education in Groton and Dunstable. At the same time, I felt compelled to run for School Committee in order to be more directly involved in the fight for great schools. We need a strong vision moving us towards excellence in our district, at all levels. With my background in business management, I can help translate that vision into action, with milestones and goals by which we can measure our progress.

There is an opportunity to take a fresh look at how the district operates and how it delivers education, and to begin a discussion about how we cost-effectively deliver great schools for our kids. As a School Committee member, my priorities are to:
• Establish a vision which will guide district decisions and get our schools moving forward toward excellence at all levels
• Invest wisely in programs and services which will make a Groton-Dunstable education one of the best in the state
• Revisit several years of cuts which have compromised the overall quality of education in Groton and Dunstable
• Build appropriate oversight and controls over the district’s budgeting and financial processes to ensure the recent budgeting errors do not happen again — ever!
• Rebuild trust in the school committee and administration through accountability, improved management practices, and better communication

In spite of our current difficulties, I see the opportunity for a much brighter future for both our schools and our town. I believe the majority of our citizens want strong and vibrant schools. They also want to make sure that their tax dollars are being looked after and invested wisely. I don’t have answers for every challenge we face, but I will look for solutions which deliver upon the vision of great schools for our kids. A great town like Groton deserves great schools.
I ask for your vote on May 20th. If you’d like to learn more about my background, and the vision and priorities I have for our district, please visit my campaign website at


Jeff Kubick
Candidate for Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee