The following letter to the editor was written by Amy Piazza.
I am writing to show my support for Marie Lanfrank for the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education.
When I volunteered for the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation, I saw her tirelessly lead through example and raise money and awareness for our schools.
It was her original idea to have a play performed by local students to commemorate the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Museum’s groundbreaking ceremony and get our local school children involved with the community and history. I have seen her come through always as a volunteer with hard work, dedication, and an intelligent approach to everything she does.
As a taxpayer, I appreciate that she takes seriously that over 50 percent of our tax dollars go to the schools alone. Marie’s focus on maximizing resources and generating additional sources of revenue can be done.
As a founding member of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation, she has already accomplished this and raised over $150,000 for our schools. Her experience is in education and she has the commitment to get the job done.
Marie has attended all board of education meetings within the past few years, and if elected, she would be the single person representing the town of Caldwell on the Board of Education.
Let’s make Caldwell-West Caldwell one of the best school systems in the state and elect someone who has a history of achievement. That someone is definitely Marie Lanfrank.
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There are two seats on the board up for grabs this November. Board members Rosanne Hansen and John King will seek reelection, and will be challenged by Dan Cipoletti, Marie Lanfrank and Charles Alberta.
The five will be on the ballot on the Nov. 5 general election. Both seats carry three-year terms.