To The Daily Sun,
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Ward 3 will elect a representative for the Laconia School Board. My name is Aaron Hayward and, aside from my two children who attend Pleasant Street School, education has been my greatest passion. I am running for School Board to support our students and contribute to our school communities.
As an 18-year teacher of math and science at Belmont High School, I have enjoyed finding ways to challenge every one of my students. Celebrating their successes fills me with energy on a daily basis. Over my career I have participated in a number of leadership opportunities, involved myself in building and district planning, and continued to seek avenues from which to learn and grow.
My vision for Laconia education includes:
— Challenging all students appropriately regardless of their backgrounds or needs.
— Following the strategic plan that is in place, while seeking input of administrators, educators, parents, students, and citizens of the community.
— Celebrating and promoting the success of our schools and students. At PSS, my children have been blessed with wonderful teachers and environments that foster academic growth, creativity, and individuality. We need to keep these amazing qualities at the forefront of our educational decisions.
— Providing every student the opportunity for a first class education that prepares them for the evolving world around them. We need to make responsible, well thought out budget decisions that include, not alienate, taxpayers. We are all in this together. After all, a school district that overspends or slashes budgets will ultimately lose the community's faith.
Let's continue to build on our community based model, continue to revise our curriculum, and support our schools that ensure our children get the best education possible. I appreciate your vote on Nov. 8.
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