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 board’s efforts at making the schools safe.
Promote diversity in hiring new teachers and staff.
Explore extending the children’s recess playtime to longer than 10 minutes.
Contribute to the board’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.