Four run for two seats on Johnsburg School Board

Anthony “Tony” Moro

Tony Moro has had a 40-year career in banking and finance, half of it abroad. He has long been interested in and committed to education. As a student he attended both public and private schools, and also served as a basketball and baseball coach for kids in New York City as well as counselor and tennis coach at Adirondack Camp on Lake George.

In the past, Moro served on two K-12 school boards, as well as on the International Advisory Board at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. More recently he was Chair of the Education Committee of the Business Counsel of New York State, and was a founding board member of the Leadership Charter School for Girls in Albany, sponsored by The Brighter Choice organization.

Together with other concerned citizens Moro helped found the Johnsburg Central School Citizens Budget Committee (JCS-CBC). This is an entity committed to high quality education for all students within a carefully structured budget in which expenditures are rigorously managed so as to avoid waste and ensure that required tax funding is always maintained within sustainable levels.

If elected, Moro believes the JCS Board and School Administration should: A) obtain community input for significant financial commitments, including all multi-annual contracts which should be fully costed out and made public; B) insure everyone is informed of financial pitfalls that lie ahead so they can be avoided or properly planned for; and C) coordinate the best available internet course offerings (such as math, science) with classroom efforts of JCS teachers; D) study combining certain course offerings and activities with nearby schools; and E) welcome parents and community members to observe, silently, teacher-student interaction in the classroom.

Mark Richards

Why are you running for School Board? I'm a fourth-generation resident and a second-generation board member (who's served 12 years). My father, Brian Richards Sr., was here in the 1980s and ’90s. And I work in another school district (as a gym teacher at Wells Central School), so I have seen what works and maybe what doesn’t.

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