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.