(Editor's Note: Candidates for local elections are allowed to submit statements and information about their candidacy on the Alternative Press. We will be presenting information on this year's three candidates for the West Orange Board of Education. These statements come directly from the candidates themselves and are published verbatim.)
Candidate Phil Orphanidis
On November 5th, I hope to earn your families vote because I am the only candidate to bring back fiscal responsibility to the West Orange Board of Education. Rumors have been started that I would seek to eliminate Varsity sports teams, and those rumors are completely false. However, I would seek to put more of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars back into the classroom, where currently less than $1 in $3 dollars go. Teachers believe their concerns are falling on deaf ears, and so I will work hard to ensure more resources enter the classroom where the most learning occurs.