Mike Rositano has been working with kids as a football, soccer, and basketball coach for about 33 years, and he wants to bring that experience to the School District 57 Board.
“I’ve seen a lot of kids being lost through the system,” he said.
“They’re being pushed through, what I see is a lot of programs that you’re trying to fit these kids into, instead of designing programs for the kids individually and I think it’s a big thing where we work on the kids’ strengths.”
He added they should be taking the time to work with the students on these programs.
“Let’s get programs designed around the kids, not the cookie-cutter programs that they’ve had for many years.”
Inclusion is another issue that is important to Rositano.
“I want all kids to feel a part of the programs that they feel like their needs are being met by the teachers and by the administration,” Rositano explained.
“No one needs to be separated, nobody needs to be put in all of these different groups, include kids in everything and make them feel like they’re part of the system so that we’re all working towards what’s best for the kids, no matter what.”
The School District Elections, along with the Municipal Election, will take place on Saturday, October 15th.