Carey P Smith

South Orange Maplewood Board Of Education

 

I am honored to be running for a seat on the South Orange/Maplewood Board of Education.   I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

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Your participation in this election is important as we embark on a $160 million dollar facilities and integration plan.

As a father of a young family and a resident of South Orange for 39 years, I have a vested interested in our School District and its future.  I want to insure that our School District gives all children a high-quality, safe education that should be expected with our tax dollars.  I also want to insure that all our children and their families have a voice that will be heard. 

I will insure that our children and their families have a school district that meets their educational, psychological and social needs.

Leadership/Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Life Time Member of the South Orange Rescue
  • Member of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Co-Vice Chair and Treasurer of the South Orange Democrats
  • President of the Lehigh University Class of 1995
  • Reunion Chair for Class of 1995 reunions since 2000.
  • Emergency Medical Technician since 1996
  • South Mountain PTA (Treasurer and Parliamentarian)
  • South Orange Middle School HSA (BOE Liaison)
  • State of New Jersey PTA (Health and Safety Committee and Family Engagement Committee)
  • Owner of a Local Small Business

My goals and priorities if elected to the Board of education are as follows:

            -           Improve accountability in the School District

            -           Improve Communication at all levels of the School District

            -           Increase transparency in School District Decisions

            -           Improve School Safety

            -           Encourage Community Involvement in our Schools

            -           Establish Equality in our Schools

            -           Support our Teachers

            -           Improve the quality of education with modern approaches, technologies and equipment

            -           Encourage Independent and Innovative Thinking

I am a leader.  I will listen and most importantly I am connected to, and actively entrenched in, this community.

I have the experience, expertise and the time to serve on the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education.

Thank you for your anticipated support on Tuesday, November 5th.

Carey P Smith