Election Date: 05/21/2019
Location: Troy, NY
District: At-Large, Lansingburgh Central School District
Office term length: 5 years
More about this office
Candidate statement: Deyva Arthur (https://www.lansingburgh.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=89&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2864&PageID=1)
Lansingburgh Schools have been wonderful for both my children and the community, for which I am grateful. As an active member of the PTA for many years, I want to keep contributing to the district by becoming a school board member.
If elected I would like to work to:
Expand communication between the school board, parents and teachers.
Continue with the boardâ€™s efforts at making the schools safe.
Promote diversity in hiring new teachers and staff.
Explore extending the childrenâ€™s recess playtime to longer than 10 minutes.
Contribute to the boardâ€™s commitment to cost efficiency and district budgeting.
For nearly 25 years, I have lived in Lansingburgh with my husband and two children. I have volunteered with the PTA for more than 10 years and I have been an art coach for grades K-12 for 12 years. Also I have taught writing and photography to children of all ages in public schools and after-school programs. I have also volunteered at Lansingburgh Youth Soccer League, Oakwood Community Center, Unity House, NAACP and other neighborhood groups. My work has included: social worker with public housing residents and immigrants, newspaper managing editor, freelance journalist and photographer, and business consultant.
I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the school board to make Lansingburgh Central School District the best it can be.