In a letter to the editor, 18 West New York residents explain why they believe the Save Our Schools Board of Education slate is the right choice on Election Day.
MELINDA SAUNDERS (4J) is the voice of the parents currently missing on our school board. We believe that Melinda, along with the rest of her Save Our Schools (SOS) slate, Ron Scheurle (1J), and Alex Navas (2J) will bring the majority needed on the Board of Education to restore it back to the people of West New York, and away from the hands of politicians.
This is an important election for the West New York Board of Education, and it brings a great opportunity to bring in some new faces and new ideas.
We empathize with school employees, who have worked without a contract since the summer of 2015, and feel concerned when we read about recent water tests conducted in our schools.
We support MELINDA SAUNDERS for the West New York Board of Education, and we believe she will be an advocate for our students, parents and teachers.
Apoyamos a MELINDA SAUNDERS para la Junta de EducaciÃ³n de West New York, porque va a ser una defensora de los estudiantes, padres y profesores.
We, the undersigned, are excited about the possibility of change on November 8th.
Mr. Dan Alvarez
Mr. Angel Barquin
Ms. Bea Betancourt
Mr. Chuck Betancourt
Mr. Kevin Borrell
Ms. Ana Cerqueira
Mr. Matthew Cheng***
Mr. Anthony M. DeFino
Mr. Todd DeWitt
Mr. Bill Giles
Mr. Hector Hernandez
Mr. Thomas Leung
Mr. Kevin Livermore
Mr. Frank Miquelli
Ms. Monica Parra
Mr. Danny Luis Parrales
Mr. Vipul Parekh
*** this is the personal opinion of Mr. Cheng, and does not reflect the view of the West New York Board of Education
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this letter included Wayne Cook’s name, but he has since told us that he was on the list of SOS supporters “to cause confusion and deceive” residents. As a result, his name has been removed and he stated unequivocally that he will be supporting the Children First team on November 8.