To My Friends and Residents of the Town of Wilmington,
I want to thank you again for supporting my campaign for State Representative in 2010. Although we did not win, we were still able to capture 38% of the vote against a 30 year plus machine, not bad for a first time contender.
As you know I am not running for State Representative this year and have decided to run for re-election to the Wilmington School Committee. For the past three years I have been an active voice on the School Committee challenging my fellow Committee members, the Superintendent and School Administrators to continually think outside the box and look at new and exciting ways of providing the best education possible for our children.
I have been an outspoken member of the committee in regards to bringing new technologies into the schools and strongly supported our new electronic device policy at the High School. Our new policy allows our students to bring laptops, I-Pads, I-Pods, smart phones and other electronic devices and apply that technology in their everyday learning experiences in the classroom. We always say that we need to provide a 21st Century education for our children, what better way than to allow them to use new technology in a responsible manner and help our students learn in new and exciting ways in this ever changing and fast paced world of ours.
Over the past three years I have gained an unparallel amount of experience and knowledge while serving on School Committee. I have been an active participant on various committees such as the Teacher’s Negotiation Contract Committee, which I am proud to say we were able to negotiate a 3 year contract that provided a modest increase for our faculty but allowed us to stay within the fiscal constraints of our School Department Budget. Most recently I co-chaired a Calendar Committee to look at the current school calendar and possible ways to modify the calendar to enhance the learning experience of our students.
My resolve to provide the best education possible for our children hasn’t changed in the past three years, and I want the opportunity to continue working for our children as a member of the Wilmington School Committee and I am asking for your vote on Saturday April 28th.
In the end however, no matter who wins, if those who are elected to School Committee are dedicated to helping our children receive the best education possible in the best facilities we can provide, then our children are the biggest winners of all.
To learn more about my campaign and ways you can help please visit my website at www.mariomarchese.org
School Committee Member