Colleen Cusimano, Board of Education
On July 11, 2013 I was appointed to the Frederick County Board of Education.
It has been my great honor to serve our schools, students, families and teachers.
I am a mother of 3 from Ijamsville, MD.
As a proud member of our community for 24 years, I have been a working mom, PTA volunteer, Girl Scout leader, and sports mom. Like many of you, my family and I have sought ways to make our wonderful community even better.
As a parent, I have been happy with the education my children have been provided by Frederick County schools. As your Board member, I will make sure that our schools can continue to provide the best for all of our children.
Education is a universal key to success.
Our children deserve access to the highest quality education and exceptional opportunities for learning. Frederick County has historically provided a high quality education to our students. A new focus on untested curriculum, paired with demands from outside of our community have placed demands on our schools that we cannot meet, and that don't serve our students' needs.
Giving parents a voice in our schools.
Parents are the first and best teachers in our children's lives. Parents must have a seat at the table when critical choices are being made for our school system. The partnership between school and home is essential to the success of our students. If we support those relationships, we improve the outcome for our students, our families, and our schools.
Accountability and transparency in our finances.
For years, I have been complaining about the waste I saw while working for FCPS. With new
leadership and significant reorganizations, we have begun to address the problems and rein in wasteful business practices. We still have work to do. As the demand on school system resources continues to grow, it is imperative to elect Board of Ed members who carefully examine budgets and demand accountability.
Please support me with your vote for COLLEENC 4 BOE on June 24!