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Watchung Hills Board Of Education Profile: Peter Fallon

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Regional School Board has two seats up for grab in the upcoming election on Nov. 3.

Peter Fallon is running for the one, three-year seat representing Warren and Michael Birnberg is running of the one, three-year seat representing Watchung.

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1. Why are running for Board of Education?

I believe that for our schools to thrive and improve we need people on our boards of education who are dedicated to improving education; who are fiscally responsible, and who have the time to learn what the issues are, how the board works and how you can help accomplish improvements in the school as a member of the Board of Education. In my four terms on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education, I believe that I have shown whose qualities.

2. What are your qualifications for this position?

In my last four years on the Watchung Hill Regional High School Board of Education, I served as President of the Board for two years and I was the head of the Finance & Operations Committee of the Board of Education the other two years. During those years, I helped lead the efforts to successfully pass two referendums which brought state aid to pay for 34 percent of two different projects — aid that would not have been received if we had not passed those two referendums — without any tax increases resulting from either referendum. The first referendum replaced the turf on the stadium field and the second is for transforming the media center/library into a multimedia learning commons which will have spaces that facilitate collaboration among students