Allison McDonald

for Amherst Schools


Allison McDonald

Experienced leader, hard worker, skilled communicator, and dedicated to our students and school community.

Public schools play a transformative role in the lives and well-being of children and families and are central to our town’s thriving community and civic life.

In my three years of service on the Committee, I’ve made significant contributions in the work of the Committee and the District, most recently as Chair of both the Amherst and the Regional School Committees, and helped us navigate the many challenges of the pandemic.

I am running for re-election so I can continue serving our community, particularly in these three areas:

Building a New Elementary School

A single building to replace both Fort River and Wildwood is the only way we can equitably provide a healthy and appropriate learning environment for ALL of our students. I’ll work to keep our community informed and engaged throughout the building process to ensure the project succeeds.

Navigating Budget Challenges

Ensuring the Amherst elementary and Regional secondary schools have the funding to continue to deliver the high-quality services we provide today is a challenge. I’ll advocate to secure funding and work to engage the community in building budgets that support our District values and mission.

Working Hard for our Schools

Hard work in service to our schools and community is tremendously impactful when combined with experience and knowledge. I’ll leverage my experience and learnings as member and Chair of the Amherst and Regional School Committees to help our schools continue to thrive.

Vote on November 2.

Register to vote by October 13. Find out where to vote and read the candidate statements on the Town of Amherst website.


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