Mason on the Board of Education
The Board of Education campaigning reaches the final stretch, and here’s an endorsement from Councilwoman Beth Mason:
Beth Mason Supports Sullivan, Rosenberg, Snyder
“Education is one of the long-lasting gifts we can provide our children. Tuesday, your vote can determine the direction our schools will take to offer the best education possible.
As the Second Ward representative I seek to make decisions I believe are in the best interest of those I represent. The future of our students, teachers, taxpayers and ultimately our country is too important simply to vote for “slates” of school board candidates. Candidates should stand individually on their involvement, experience and the dedication toward creating a school district that works for all our children. I have been watching first hand three candidates make a difference whether serving on the board or not. They have been investing their time and efforts outside of work and family by challenging not only the school board but themselves.
While regularly attending board meetings, Maureen Sullivan fights for the accountability we crave. As the Connors School PTO President, Maureen works tirelessly and gives parents unable to attend board meetings a voice. Maureen calls it like she sees it, using her skills as a journalist to expose hypocrisy in the system and like a determined mom never taking “no” for an answer. Maureen encourages parent involvement and seeks to hold administrators accountable for the decisions they make. Spend time with her and you will get to know a passionate advocate for students and taxpayers alike.
Ron Rosenberg has been an advocate for the education of Hoboken’s children for many years. Ron was a founder of the Kaplan Pre-school and briefly served on the Board of Education. Ron helped reduce the influence of special interests, by working to pass Pay-to-Play campaign contribution reform at both the city and school board levels. Ron’s goal of increasing student performance and lowering per-pupil costs that have skyrocketed to nearly $25,000 a year can be reached with your vote.
Tricia Snyder, educator and economist, took on a challenge few would address in their first year on the board– serving as Finance Committee Chair. During Tricia’s one-year term she fought for our students and found ways to ensure that young teachers remained under difficult circumstances. I was proud to support Tricia’s successful candidacy last year, and hope you will join me in supporting her return to the board.
I encourage the other candidates who truly are interested in addressing the critical issues our school district faces to stay involved. Take a close look and I believe you, too, will vote for 2, 3, and 8–Maureen Sullivan, Ron Rosenberg, and Tricia Snyder. Vote Tuesday.”