The following is a board of education candidate statement from Chris Repetto. What do you think of Chris Repetto as a candidate? Please leave your comments below.
The Rye school system is what first brought my wife, Kassandra, and me to Rye in 2003. But perhaps even more important than the quality and reputation of the Rye schools is the degree to which the Rye public school system is woven into the fabric of the entire Rye community. That made our decision easy. To a great extent, the Rye community and the public school system are one and the same, and this is a very large part of what makes Rye such a special place to live. I grew up in Garden City, Long Island, graduated from the University of Rochester in 1989 and did my graduate work at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Management (MBA 1995). My decision to run stems from my belief that we need passionately fair-minded and collaborative leaders to help restore the essential trust between the board and the community, parents, administration and teachers that must exist for the board to effectively accomplish its mission.