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October 27, 2013

Haverhill School Committee candidates

Haverhill School Committee

Vote for 3 for 4 years

*denotes incumbent


1. Why should voters choose you?

2. What are the two most important issues facing Haverhill schools? Why?

3. What is your opinion of the quality of education in Haverhill schools? How can it be improved?

Joseph Bevilacqua*

Age: 62

Address: 46 Lambert Ave.

Occupation: President/CEO of Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

Education: Tilton, Hunking, Haverhill High; Masters of Public Administration NU; post graduate work Harvard

Family: Married, two sons

1. I have worked to protect and use your tax dollars wisely and effectively while working to provide the best education for your children and grandchildren in preparation for a career of their choice and not just a job. I have the most experience in education, government and business.

2. Ensuring that each child reaches their maximum potential as a well-rounded student benefiting from academics, sports, music, arts, etc. Providing the best education for our students at a cost affordable to Haverhill taxpayers.

3. Education is continually improving with qualified teachers, new computers and textbooks, major school buildings improvements in each neighborhood across the city, rehabbed high school, new Bradford, Pentucket, Silver Hill and Golden Hill; new affordable Hunking planned, reduced sport/club fees. Continual focus on the number one priority: student achievement.

Paul Magliocchetti*

Age: 47

Address: 15 Kimball Hill Drive

Occupation: Attorney

Education: College of the Holy Cross, Suffolk University Law School

Family: Wife and three children

1. My leadership has led to a transformed School Committee, all day kindergarten for all, a strategic plan to follow children from K-12, a reformed and improved maintenance department and restructured contracts saving Haverhill thousands every year.

2. Cost control and improved classroom education. Costs of the Hunking Middle School, exploding special education costs and costs of administration must be monitored and controlled to prevent fiscal deficits. We must provide support for teachers, MCAS improvement and the transition to the new federal test to establish a stronger, more appealing community.

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