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School Directors are elected on behalf of the community to oversee the education of students in their jurisdiction. They serve as agents of the state legislature. They are responsible for curriculum and instruction management; all finances including development of annual budgets and levying of taxes and issuance of debt obligations when necessary; personnel; legal matters; management of facilities; and transportation of students as appropriate. Schools may include pre-K and career and technical schools. The school board consists of nine members who serve four-year terms of office without pay.

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  • Matt Blazevich
    (Dem, Rep)

  • Tony DiCenzo
    (Dem, Rep)

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    Gina Englert
    (Dem, Rep)

  • Joseph Gajdos
    (Rep)

  • Debra Jean Kostelnik
    (Dem, Rep)

  • Jonathan Thomas Mattis
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are your top three priorities for this office?

What policies will you pursue to promote social and racial justice for all citizens?

What can School Board Members do to encourage Early Learning in youngsters before they begin or enter school?

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Last Name Englert
First Name Gina
Middle Name Marie
Age 41
Campaign Phone (412) 721-7913
Campaign Email ginamenglert@gmail.com
Campaign Web Site http://EnglertForWM.com
Education Baldwin High School Class of 1996, Robert Morris University
Qualifications for office 20 year resident of West Mifflin. Mother of 1 graduate (Allegheny College) and 2 current students. Highly active community volunteer. 2017 West Mifflin Citizen of Year. 2017 Mon Yough PTA Volunteer of Year. Active on multiple PTA's within district. Member of West Mifflin Community Foundation, West Mifflin Borough Recreation and West Mifflin Economic Development. Worked for Allegheny County Elections Department and then Allegheny County Facilities as a Fiscal Analyst.
Facebook Gina Berardelli Englert
District West Mifflin Area School District
Transparency-There is zero communication in regards to the reasoning in decision making in our district or even the costs associated with them. We owe it to our taxpayers to be upfront about what’s going on. Education-I want the sole focus of our board to return to the educational needs of our students. Community-My involvement in our community has enabled me to have an understanding of what our kids are lacking, what security measures need addressed in our buildings and what our teachers are facing and tasked with on a daily basis. I intend to continue my role in taking a vested interest in the future of our kids.
My scope as a school board member limits my ability to impact social and racial justice for all citizens, since my charge is to guide policy and decision making for educating our children. For me,the focus of this office is to not only ensure a safe environment, with classes that benefit all of the learning abilities of the children in our district, but to build a better community as a whole.

Early education is imperative to the success of a student. Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs have shown to be the cornerstone foundation of learning in young children.Quality pre-kindergarten prepares children for reading and math, but also for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others. These programs help a child grow both academically and socially and are the beginnings of a strong education.
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