Thank you to everyone who supported me in my bid for school board. I’d like to Congratulate, Amy Root, Brendan Galligan, and Michael Beilen on their re-election. Though we may not have won, we certainly turned up the volume on the issue of school safety which is more complex an issue then it has ever been before.

One thing that should be done immediately is to treat all levels of Westfield Schools equally. I implore the School Board to Institute School Resource Officers in all elementary schools. The cost could be budgeted from the surplus and taxes would not have to be raised. My third grader is just as important as anyone’s seventh grader or 10th-grader or a kid of any grade for that matter.

Finally, I have created a new Facebook page — Westfield Education Observer http://bit.ly/WestfieldEducationObserver to discuss not only issues of security but any issues or concerns for the Westfield School District.

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Thanks again everyone for your support.

P. Justin Fahey
Westfield, NJ