Special Election, February 8, 2022

  • Capital Project, Board of Education Member To Be Voted In Special Election February 8th

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    Candidate Information


    Matt Burgess

    Matthew Burgess

    126 Burnham Street

    Occupation:  Medical Device Sales

    School Activities:  Newark Summer Soccer coach and Girls Soccer Booster member

    Community Activities:  Wayne Finger Lakes Youth Soccer League Board Member, Wayne County Conservative Party Member

    What will you contribute to the Newark Board of Education?

    In the past few years, I have experienced just how challenging our academic world has become.  While ensuring that every student has a voice that will be heard, I intend to take from my own experiences as a parent with my children and ensure that my top priority will not only be our student’s education, but their personal safety and wellness. The mental health and wellness of all our students will be one of my top priorities. These will be at the forefront of every decision I will help make for our student community, present and future. Every student needs an advocate to hear them, understand them and push for things to improve so that they can feel safe and secure every day. Parents need to take an active role in shaping the future for our community and with a seat on the board, I will ensure that every voice is heard and we turn the corner to a school experience that is not a one size fits all approach.  The saying every student every day needs to be a way of life for our community not just a slogan.