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MANASQUAN BOARD OF EDUCATION - Full Term - Vote for ThreeMicrosoft Word - BOE-JobDescriptionForVOTE411.docxSchool board members in New Jersey are responsible for adopting policies under which the school district operates; overseeing the school district budget; approving the curriculum; hiring and evaluating the superintendent; representing the public during contract negotiations; and serving as a communication link between the community and the school system. Elected school board members receive no compensation and serve three-year terms, unless elected to fill an unexpired term when a vacancy occurs.

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    Terence F. Hoverter
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Campaign Email thoverter@gmail.com
Campaign phone 3018288557
Campaign Address 27 Broad St
Education BA, Fordham University MA, The George Washington University JD, American University
There are several challenges facing the district. During this pandemic, it is essential that each individual student feel safe and secure. This requires a school district to provide a safe learning environment for every student. As a current board member, I can honestly say that most of our conversations since the pandemic started concerns the measures we are taking as a district to ensure this safety. For example, we have instituted a hybrid model that enables in-person and online learning. In addition, each person that enters either the high school or elementary school is screened each day for symptoms. Any abnormality is immediately dealt with in a comprehensive and safe manner.

The pandemic has highlighted an issue that is central to my beliefs as a board member. This belief is the need to make sure that every student is able to take the subjects they want to take in an environment that is suited for them. This focus on individualized learning is important to me. As a father of three boys, I have watched as each one's path through school has been different. As a board, we have taken steps to widen and deepen the subjects offered at Manasquan, from creating specialized academies to expanding the number of electives. If re-elected, my focus will remain on ensuring that each student is getting the education that he/she wants.

Finally, the last challenge is the lack of space. Too many teams and clubs have to leave campus after school to meet. We must keep them on campus.
I am a current board member on the Manasquan Board of Education and have used my position to protect the individual learning needs of each and every student. As a current board member, I have been active in several committees that promotes the safety of our students, modernizes our facilities to meet the demand's of today's society, and provides the best faculty members to achieve these goals. In addition to being a board member, I have been involved with mentoring young people for over thirty years as a coach for various sports teams and as a mentor to young professionals in my line of work, international development. As a mentor, I have helped those starting out in the profession to identify career goals and roadmaps to assist them with accomplishing these goals.

As a lawyer practicing public international law, I have worked in over sixty countries help young people and students become more involved in their communities. This work has included providing them with skills to advocate for community needs and to work with elected officials to have these needs met. This work has taught me that when youth are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a task they are more than willing to rise up and meet the challenge.
Manasquan has a long tradition of excellence, both in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the theater. As a board member, I have fought to preserve this tradition. During my term as a board member, the board has: expanded the high school to include state-of-the-art science labs; built a turf multi-purpose field that keeps more teams on campus; and has identified additional projects that will strengthen this tradition. One of the logical next steps is to focus on improving the current structures we have in place -- such as theater -- to make sure we are meeting the safety protocols during this pandemic. I would also focus ensuring the multi-purpose facility that is planned meets the needs of the athletic teams that are scheduled to use as well as the student body that will use this facility for gym class and after school activities.