Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Joe Marrone for the Wallingford Board of Education

I am using one of my votes to help re-elect Joe Marrone to the Wallingford Board of Education.  Mr. Marrone has done an excellent job in my opinion in his second term on the Board.  He shows a great deal of leadership qualities and characteristics in his actions on the Board of Education.  He has spent a great deal of time in examining all sides of the issues that come before the Board of Education.  That allows him to make in my opinion valid and effective votes on all topics.  Being a parent with children in the school system, Mr. Marrone takes an active role in what is actually going on in our schools with an eye to the future.
It is not an easy job to be a member of a Board of Education, but Joe does an excellent job in leading the debate on many issues.


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.

Parental Involvement

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 Joe Marrone for Wallingford Board of Education

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