School Committee Elects Ringius Chairman
by Joe Walsh
The Braintree Public School Committee elected David Ringius, veteran school committee member and assistant district attorney, as it’s new chairman on Monday nights meeting.
This change comes after former chairman Shannon Hume left the School Committee following her election to the Braintree Town Council this past November.
Ringius has served on the School Committee since 2007. He graduated from Braintree High School in 1998, before receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from UMass Boston, and then his law degree from the New England School of Law. Ringius currently serves as an assistant district attorney, to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Ringius is becoming chairman at a challenging time for the School Committee. Pressing issues such as limited class space, and the need for improved infrastructure plague Braintree schools, particularly at the elementary and middle school levels.
Ringius will lead the School Committee through the opening of the new kindergarten center at Monatiquot, as well as the newly announced East Middle School renovations. “ We must strive to make informed decisions as we go through this process,” stated Ringius.
Ringius’ term as chair of the School Committee will last for two years.