SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Shrewsbury School Committee Chair Erin H. Canzano has announced her bid for re-election.
Canzano was first elected in 2007. She served previously as chair from 2009 to 2010.
In a statement, Canzano wrote: “In my six years on the committee, I am proud to have been a part of the culture of excellence that pervades the Shrewsbury Public Schools. However, I am very concerned that the loss of opportunity for students due to fiscal realities will have a serious and long-term impact on their futures.”
Canzano said she will prioritize reducing class sizes, restoring high school electives and providing technology throughout the school district.
“These measures require appropriate funding, and, having experienced six budget seasons, I have a clear understanding of what is needed, and how to effectively participate in the process in a balanced and thoughtful way,” she stated.
Canzano serves as a Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member and a Sherwood Middle School Building Committee member. She has three children in the school district.
There will be two School Committee seats on the ballot. In addition to Canzano, incumbent B. Dale Magee and challenger Daniel W. Zuba are also running.
Anyone running for Selectman, School Committee, or other boards must collect 50 signatures on nomination papers, and those papers are due by March 12.
Town Meeting Member candidates need 10 signatures of voters in their precinct.
The last day for a candidate to withdraw from the race is March 28.
The town election will coincide in the state primary to fill former Sen. John Kerry's seat on April 30.