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The mission of the Green Brook Township School District is to provide a safe, student-centered environment with the highest standards of excellence and a culture of respect that values diversity. A Board of Education member is elected to a term of three years.There are three open seats, each for a three-year term

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  • Lauren Banker
    (NP)

  • David Clark
    (NP)

  • Andrea Ferrante
    (NP)

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    Frank Fusco
    (NP)

  • Catherine Kelly
    (NP)

  • Kweku Yeboah
    (NP)

  • Andrew A. Zimmer
    (NP)

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Looking ahead to a post-pandemic future, what are we learning from the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on school operations that will change how our schools operate in the future?

What are your short-term and long-term plans to address the budgetary and economic impacts of COVID-19 in our schools?

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Campaign Address 21 Phillips Place, Green Brook NJ 08812
During this public health crisis, we have learned that the mental health of the children during quarantine is of the utmost importance. Programs and options that allow our children to connect with their peers and keep them uplifted during quarantine has become an essential goal. Going forward, we should keep this goal in mind as it has a primary impact on one’s ability to learn social and emotional skills.
Short term plans should revolve around eliminating costs that have become obsolete in the face of virtual learning while providing alternative resources. Long term plans should include options that allow refinancing of instruments, such as bonds, as well as grants and aid that allow a replenishment of the budget without an impact on the taxpayer of the district.
Campaign Address 33 Briar Circle, Green Brook NJ 08812
Campaign Email fcfusco10@yahoo.com
Website https://m.facebook.com/For-Our-Children-Frank-Fusco-for-Green-Brook-Bd-of-Education-105644394595478/?ref=bookmarks
Clearly, COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on all facets of school operations to date, and the effects will no doubt be lasting for some time. Yet a studious observer would take note, and even comfort, in knowing that we have already learned a great deal over the last six months that will of course need to guide our collaborative decision making, ongoing adjusting, and strategic planning for the phased reopening of our fine and comprehensive schools. Among key takeaways learned thus far are the limitations of the learner online, particularly younger students, as they immerse themselves in strictly web-based lessons. Yet there has also been innovation, and the Coronavirus itself has been a catalyst for field innovation for learning occurring outside the traditional classroom. For every setback and hurdle that this heinous virus has foisted upon us, a solution, or at least an innovative idea, for the common good has been discussed and tried in the best interest of our children.
In the short term, District administration should be guided and supported to take advantage of every penny available via the Cares Act to help fund any and all COVID-19 related expenses. If elected to serve, I would also support District administration in shaping newly needed budgeting for products and services for our children in their learning, and equally, to keep our children and their teachers safe during this pandemic. As for a specific example, and looking ahead more long term, our band students and those situated in our fabulous instrumental music courses will ultimately need personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to those instruments, as per emerging findings from a joint study by the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado. The “Performing Arts Aerosol Study”, co-sponsored by national professional music organizations, simulated droplet spread scenarios via instrumentation and determined that protective measures are needed to keep our children safe.
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