WHEREAS: Since being elected in June of 2020, Cambridge Public Schools has greatly benefited from the hard work and dedication of Student Member Nuriel Vera-DeGraff, who is graduating CRLS in June 2022 after serving two terms as a student representative; and

WHEREAS: Student Member Vera-DeGraff has been an integral member of the Committee, ensuring that the students have had an input on policy decisions and relaying vital information from the student community to the Committee on a wide variety of topics; and

WHEREAS: During Student Member Vera-DeGraff's tenure on the Committee, he has worked tirelessly on creating a non-binding vote for Student members ensuring that student's voices are heard, menstrual equity, increasing school to student communication, and strengthening curriculum requirements for health and wellness classes throughout the school system; and

WHEREAS: Student Member Vera-DeGraff has been a constant advocate for the student community, working on addressing sexual harassment and assault issues at CRLS and updating the Title IX policy leading to better reporting methods; and

WHEREAS: In addition to his work on the Committee, Student Member Vera-DeGraff led the CRLS Club 4, Model U.N., and was captain of the indoor track long-distance team; and

WHEREAS: Student Member Vera-DeGraff was a consummate professional during his time at the Committee consistently going above and beyond and will be greatly missed by the Committee; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED: That the School Committee go on record in its appreciation for Student Member Vera-DeGraff for his hard work as a student representative, thanking him for his dedication to Cambridge Public Schools and wishing him well at Harvard College next year; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Executive Secretary be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to Student Member Vera-DeGraff on behalf of the entire School Committee.


School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
05/17/2022 Adopted

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