I am using one of my votes to help re-elect Joe Marrone to the Wallingford Board of Education. I recently talked to Joe at the Celebrate Wallingford festival this past Saturday on his reelection campaign. Mr. Marrone has done an excellent job in my opinion in his first term on the Board.
From his website:http://votejoemarrone.com/issues.html
Education accounts for more than two-thirds of our town budget. We need to make sure that we are providing the highest quality of education to our children while providing the best value for our taxpayers.
Our school system needs to be held accountable to our customers (our students, their parents, and the taxpayers that make it all possible) for delivering a results-based education.
Involved parents can do more for the education of a child than any school program. To that end, our school system needs to do as much as it can to foster the cooperation of parents, teachers and the school administration.
Vocational / Life Skills
Not every student is college bound. Students should be exposed to as many types of vocational skills as we can reasonably provide so that students that are not on an academic path can still succeed in life.
We need to be ever vigilant and aggressive at combating bullying in our schools. Students can't learn if they are anxious or fearful of their classmates.
Academic Rigor and Fidelity of Instruction
We need to ensure that every student gets the same challenging, high quality education regardless of which school they attend or what teacher delivers the instruction.
I urge Wallingford voters to re-elect Republican Joe Marrone to the Board of Education.