Gov. Patrick recently appointed Brockton school superintendent Matthew Malone as the state’s new Education Secretary – replacing Paul Reville, who served in the administration for five years. Prior to becoming Brockton’s school leader, Malone was a headmaster in Boston and a special assistant to the superintendent in San Diego.
Malone has been leading the charge against SABIS’ proposed charter school in Brockton, and as Education Secretary will sit on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which will vote on all charter applications in February. The MCPSA strongly believes Malone should recuse himself from any decisions on the SABIS proposal and will be watching carefully to ensure the ultimate decision is based on the merits of SABIS’ application.