For Immediate Release - June 27, 2017

Governor Baker Statement On The Passing Of Commissioner Mitchell Chester

BOSTON - Today, Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement regarding the passing of Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester:

“On behalf of the entire administration, Lt. Governor Polito and I extend our deepest condolences to Commissioner Chester’s family, friends and colleagues at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during this difficult time. Commissioner Chester was a dedicated educator and accomplished public servant. His leadership improved the lives of thousands of the Commonwealth’s students and helped make our public school system a national leader.  He will be terribly missed by all.”