LETTER: ‘Education Matters’ Jersey City BOE team will bring stability and unity


In a letter to the editor, retired teacher Perry Cecchini gives his take on why the “Education Matters” Jersey City Board of Education team will help bring stability and unity to the public schools.

Retired teacher Perry Cecchini and Jersey City Education Association President Ron Greco.

Dear Editor,

As a 40-year former employee of the Jersey City School District, JCEA and NJEA union member, I enthusiastically endorse the Education Matters Team.

For decades, both as an active member or retiree, I have remained an avid follower of the Jersey City Board of Education.

The time for stable governance and unity are essential and necessary at this time.

George Blount, 3D, is experienced in workforce development and career training programs. His knowledge in the areas of work based and project learning will be an invaluable asset to the board.

Alpa Patel, 4D, is a community activist and advocate for our youth. Her extensive ties to civic activities are vital and necessary. Her close association with non-profits and neighborhood grassroots groups will contribute greatly to the board.

Dejon Morris, 5D, a law enforcement and public safety expert will seek to expand mental health services. He is committed to providing additional support to the at-risk and special needs population. A safe school environment is a key factor to academic success.

In closing, I am asking everyone to vote for 3D George Blount, 4D Alpa Patel, and 5D Dejon Morris.

The Education Matters Team will move the Jersey City School District forward with creativity, knowledge, innovation, and expertise.

Thank you,

Perry Cecchini
Retired Jersey City Teacher

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