Editor's note: Bourne School Superintendent Steven Lamarche issued the following statement to parents Friday after Governor Deval Patrick's announcement that Joint Base Cape Cod is one of two Massachusetts military bases open to accept the children at the US border.
I am confident that you have heard that Joint Base Cape Cod has been identified as one of two possible sites to assist the federal government and their effort to shelter children, ages 3 to 17, who are stranded on the southern borders of the United States. Westover Air Base in Chicopee was also identified.
Attached you will find Q & A sheets publicly available on the www.mass.gov website. I want to call your attention to the following details:
In addition, with respect to this development, our community leaders have had open lines of communication and engaged with state leaders in the following manner:
Collectively we are paying very close attention to these developments and have ensured open lines of communication throughout.
We are all committed to the community of Bourne and will work with the state and federal government to mitigate the impact and disruption to the community in the event that Joint Base Cape Cod is selected
Lastly, if Joint Base Cape Cod is selected I am confident that we will do what we can to support these children.
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