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Lakewood Board of Education {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 4 yearsEdward Favre (current vice president) and Betsy Bergen Shaughnessy (president) are running unopposed for re-election to the five-member board. The other three members, whose terms are not up this year, are Emma Petrie Barcelona, Linda Beebe, and Tom Einhouse.
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  • Edward Favre Retied Lakewood Police, Public Safety Specialist

  • Betsy Bergen Shaughnessy

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Explain why you want to serve (or continue to serve) on the Board of Education. What talents do you think you add to the board?

What are the most significant issues facing your school district and what is the most effective way to deal with them?

Rankings by the state affect how your district is perceived by residents and prospective residents. How should the board react to the state's performance index rankings for the district?

Current occupation see above.
Campaign Phone (216) 521-3629
Completion of the building project. Continued academic improvement for all students.
All school districts are facing inadequate state funding which has continually been diverted. Diverse districts are particularly hard hit. Lakewood's challenge is continued financial stability.
The State's system is known to be flawed. The State Board of Education has become more political than educational since it's make-up includes political appointments. Elected members are overwhelmed due to their respective district size.
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