LACEY – Gavin Rozzi, a community leader, government transparency advocate and lifelong Lacey resident today announced his candidacy for a 3-year term on the Lacey Township Board of Education.

Rozzi was motivated to run because of several serious concerns that have been raised regarding the direction of Lacey schools under the current board and administration, including the recent ACLU lawsuit highlighting civil rights violations committed by administrators when students were suspended without due process last year, mismanagement of the district’s solar panel project that was investigated by the state and the lack of leadership displayed by the existing board in response to concerns raised by the public.

“I am running for school board because it’s time to give our residents the leadership they deserve by changing the culture of our board,” Rozzi said. “The same old approaches have fallen short of representing the best interests of students in light of the challenges our district faces. For the good of our community, the time for change is now.”

If elected, Rozzi pledges to fight for more equitable state funding for Lacey, in addition to opposing irresponsible spending & fiscal policies that take dollars out of the classroom.

“Lacey residents deserve a fairer, more fiscally responsible and transparent board of education and I pledge to work with anyone else who shares these values,” Rozzi added.

Rozzi is proud to have attended Lacey schools, first attending the Forked River Elementary School and graduating from Lacey Township High School in 2015. While a high school student, Rozzi was elected sophomore class president and was appointed to the superintendent’s Technology Leadership Committee where he advocated for technology upgrades benefitting our students & staff. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stockton University where he served as a teaching assistant for constitutional law & civil liberties courses and conducted public policy research.

Rozzi has worked to improve government transparency in Lacey and throughout New Jersey, developing the OPRAmachine public records website, which is active in all 565 municipalities in the state.

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