My two youngsters attend Hillside Elementary School. I am writing to advocate Brian Fleischer to fill the vacant place at the Montclair Board of Education. This letter has not been solicited by anybody. I am a private buddy of Brian Fleischer but additionally have labored with him in numerous PTA positions.
I am thrilled that 4 group members, every certified in their very own proper, have put forth their names for this place. Their volunteerism for the faculty group is restorative, and I thank them for that.
Brian Fleischer is certified in methods that only a few folks in our group are. As former COO and enterprise administrator for our district, Brian brings an institutional data of its workings. During his tenure, he advocated for and obtained funding for the district’s largest-ever funding in expertise, he developed and offered the annual capital and working budgets, he oversaw and managed payroll, buying, capital planning, amenities administration, expertise, transportation, meals service, grants, and authorized and regulatory compliance. Brian’s data can be past useful in the months and years forward as new members are added to our board.
The essential transition from a Type I to a Type II faculty district is coming at a time after we are discovering our buildings and amenities are in nice want of improve. The board has outlined a really bold timeframe to get a bond referendum to vote by November 2022. Brian’s expertise with the New York City faculty system has given him familiarity in the areas of building, design and capital planning. And his data just isn’t restricted to New York City. For instance, members of the group might not know that there’s a regulation in New Jersey that helps faculty districts fund academic amenities building and financing. I didn’t know. Can you guess who did? Brian.
It is plain that Brian is immensely certified, however his profession bona fides and institutional data of the Montclair School District will not be the greatest the reason why I suppose he can be such a fantastic asset to the board. I consider that Brian embodies what Montclair, as a group, tries to aspire to. Brian is a believer in the public faculty system, and the excellent that the public faculty system has the potential to give a great training to all youngsters. As we all know, in some ways that is nonetheless a super, one thing we try for. Brian, in his dealings all the time, all the time focuses on fairness and inclusion. I’ve by no means seen him approve something PTA-related with out first asking “Can everyone be included?” and “Will this be fair to everyone?” He realizes that to be a great member of our group just isn’t to elevate himself up, however to elevate these round him up.
Brian has spent his profession working in, and dealing to enhance, public training. In layman’s phrases, he’s a ringer. I really feel strongly that Brian can be an asset to the board and urge you to select him for the place.
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