Byron Matto Portsmouth School Board


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I, Byron Matto, am committed to serving our educational system to ensure every student has an equal and equitable opportunity to thrive. As a dedicated candidate for the school board, my mission is to create a safe, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment where each child can reach their full potential.

Equity and Opportunity: I firmly believe that education is the cornerstone of a just society. I pledge to champion policies that promote equity in our schools, ensuring that no child is excluded because of their background, race, or socioeconomic status. By closing achievement gaps, offering targeted support, and fostering a culture of inclusion, we can empower all students to succeed.

School Safety: The safety and well-being of our students are paramount. I am committed to working tirelessly to enhance school safety measures, ensuring our children learn in an environment free from fear and violence. This includes addressing physical safety as well as creating a nurturing and supportive emotional and mental well-being for our students.

Listening to Parents and Community: To make informed decisions, I promise to be a vigilant listener and advocate for parents, guardians, and our local community members. Their valuable insights, concerns, and aspirations will guide my decisions and help shape our educational policies. An engaged community is crucial for our students' success, and I am here to facilitate that engagement.

Providing Oversight: As a member of the school board, I will exercise rigorous oversight over the district's operations and finances. Transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility will be my guiding principles. Our community deserves nothing less than efficient and effective management of educational resources to support our children's growth and development.

In conclusion, my mission is clear: to create a school system that fosters equity, maximizes opportunities, prioritizes safety, listens to the community, and provides vigilant oversight. Together, we can build a brighter future for our students, ensuring they receive the quality education they deserve. Join me in this journey to make our schools the best they can be, where every child's potential is unleashed and celebrated.


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