LTE: Michael Coco Running for HVRSD Board of Education

LTE: Michael Coco Running for HVRSD Board of Education

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To the Editor:

I am running for a seat on the Hopewell Township School Board this November and ask for your support. As father, husband, nurse, attorney who clerked for the New Jersey Supreme Court, and volunteer with board experience, I can bring new ideas and board expertise to our schools.

My two boys are attending HVRSD and I want to make our schools the best that it can be while keeping our taxes down and reverse the recent trend of large tax increases. Our students and schools must remain competitive in academics, and our community must remain competitive in affordability. This task requires experience with contracting, board governance, negotiations, and financial acumen. I am up to the challenge. My background in law and volunteer community boards will be an asset to our schools and community.

I attended New Jersey public schools and moved to this wonderful community in 2012. Although, New Jersey public schools and HVRSD consistently rank among the best in the nation and state, respectively, there is always room for improvement. Our schools should provide solid foundations in reading, math, and science in the early grades. Later grades should focus on technology, engineering, and practical skills. Students should be prepared for both college and the workforce. They should learn basic finance and debt prevention so they are not drowning in credit card debt at a young age. They should also learn mental health first aid so they can recognize and prevent suicidens and other tragedies. Help me help our students become academically strong, champions of kindness, and stewards of our environmental. For more please see www.coco4schoolboard.com.

Michael Coco,

Titusville, NJ

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