Letter to the Editor: Introductory letter from Sawicki for HVRSD BOE

To the Editor:

I am pleased to announce that I have submitted my petition for re-election to the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education. It has been my privilege to represent Hopewell Township on the Board over the past six years. I have chaired and served on several Board committees including Education, Personnel, Technology, Policy, Finance, and Facilities.

I am proud of Hopewell’s direction and accomplishments, and it has been gratifying to be actively involved in the development of many district initiatives during my time on the Board, including:

  • Increasing access to AP and Honors classes at Central High School and Timberlane MS by establishing consistent eligibility criteria;
  • Improving consistency of curriculum, instruction and achievement across our four elementary schools;
  • Developing programs to improve services while keeping special education students in-district;
  • Developing a homework policy to balance academics and co-curriculars;
  • Establishing STEM and Performing Arts magnet academies;
  • Expanding Kindergarten to a full-day program;
  • Implementing a 1:1 learning environment while reducing overall district technology costs;
  • Increasing extra-curricular opportunities through the addition of new athletic teams and clubs;
  • Hiring capable, visionary administrators, improving professional development  and transitioning to inquiry-based instruction; and
  • Minimizing annual budget increases and ensuring that funds provided by district taxpayers are used wisely and effectively.

I believe I can make valuable contributions to our current initiatives that include improving our appeal process, grading, report cards, and character and cultural education. I will also keep a watchful eye on the ongoing referendum projects.

I hope to have the opportunity to continue my service to the students, parents, and residents of Hopewell Valley as a member of the Board of Education and respectfully request your support.

Adam J. Sawicki Jr.

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