Friday, June 7, 2013

Moving to Millburn and Short Hills: Millburn Board of Ed Candidate is Student Himself!

Millburn Teen Hopes to Bring 'Unique' Perspective to School Board

'I'm going to have to prove that I am just as mature, responsible, knowledgeable on the issues and articulate as any member that's an adult,' 17-year-old school board candidate Chase Harrison says.

By Craig McCarthy
June 6, 2013

As one of the youngest candidates for the Board of Education, the high school junior said he will bring a 'unique' perspective the Millburn school board.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Harrison was deemed an eligible candidate in the board of education elections Wednesday because despite his current age he will be 18-year-old come November.

"Ultimately I'm going to have to prove that I am just as mature, responsible, knowledgeable on the issues and articulate as any member that's an adult," Harrison told Patch.

Despite running against incumbents and candidates with dozens of years in professional experience and volunteering in the district with children enrolled in Millburn schools, he said he feels he is a worthy candidate.

"While some of the other candidates have years of experience in finance or administration, I have years of experience actually in the Millburn school district," Harrison said. "I think I can serve just as well as people who are much older than I am."

The Millburn teen will run for the open one-year seat in November against current vice president of the school board Rona Wenik, who has more than a dozen years in the school district including being on the executive board of Glenwood and the Middle School Parent Teacher Organizations.

Wenik is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of New York. She also has three children in the district.

"The problem is without any direct student representation on the board, the concerns of the students who are often the ones that have to live with these policies go unheard," Harrison said. "The board primary serves as an oversight committee for proposals made by the superintendent and other school administrators."

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