Clark Board Of Education Profile: Steven Donkersloot

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CLARK, NJ — Clark School Board has three seats up for grab in the upcoming election on Nov. 3.

Robert Brede, Steven Donkersloot, and Megan Harrison are running for the three, three-year seats on the board.

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Steven Donkersloot

1. Why are running for Board of Education?

We need to continue the momentum. Unfortunately, the world was faced with a Global Pandemic and all school and academic projects were put on hold. Once we realize the impact of COVID-19 to the district, the Board needs to re-focus on getting back on track of implementing the projects and progress that has been made inside and outside the classrooms! The schools and the related programs, academic and non-academic, deserve attention and planning to best serve our current students. Our students need the opportunities to excel both in the class and out!

2. What are your qualifications for this position?

For the last 6 years, I have served on the Board of Education and have served various roles, previous Chair of Buildings and Grounds, member of Curriculum and Technology committee and also serving as part of the Personal Committee. Most recently I have served as the Board President for the last 2 years. Being a Board Member does not happen overnight, you need to listen, learn and apply. In addition to serving on the board, my 3 daughters are enrolled in the schools (Grades 9, 7, 6) and I have a vested interest in the policies and procedures that govern our schools. As a parent but also as a taxpayer, I want to see the best for the schools and the overall town! Decisions need to