PERTH AMBOY – Longtime city resident and child advocate Nina Perkins-Nieves, MSW, LSW is one of five candidates running for three seats on the Perth Amboy school board. Nieves has over 20 years experience within the social services community assisting with and supervising a variety of mental health, child welfare, drug treatment and prevention programs.
Over the years, Nieves says she has witnessed firsthand the decline of quality education in the Perth Amboy Public Schools and its direct effect on the rising student dropout rates in the city. As a parent of both a college student and an elementary student she understands the importance of a sound education.
When asked why she is running for the Perth Amboy School Board of Education, Nieves replied: “I am a hard working, wife, mother and child/family advocate that lives and works in Perth Amboy. I am dedicated to improving the lives of the families I serve and I am looking to serve all the families that make up our one big family here in our city. I believe that politics has pushed aside the needs of our children. I am running for the Board of Education because I know in my heart that education is the key to a better life and as a member of the board I can directly contribute to the creation of rich educational experiences that will enhance the lives of our students, their families and our city.”
The Perth Amboy school board election will be held on Wednesday, April 27. Current school board members Eric Rodgers and Milady Tejeda are seeking re-election. Jacqueline Rodriguez-Sanchez and Dianne Roman round out the field of candidates.
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