BRIGHTON — Patrick Day would like to serve another four years on the School District 27J Board of Education. Day serves as the board’s vice chairman and faces Cassandra Barker-Carr in the Nov. 5 general election.
Day said he wants to continue serving the residents of District 5 and will do his best to get the job done.
“I like the direction the district is heading and I really want to help with that continuation,” he said. “The scores are up and it seems like attitudes are up and things are looking up a little bit.”
The issue most near and dear to Day’s heart is managing the district’s growth. When Day moved to the community in 2005, his daughter was immediately on split session at Brighton High School. He said growth has been his major concern since being elected to the board in 2009.
Funding is the other big issue for Day. He said the first concern is in regards to the continued reductions in state funding and the second is potential issues with future bonding for new schools.
“I’ve always wanted to make sure each student has the best opportunity possible for quality education,” he said.
Day serves as the board’s representative and Chairman on the Adams County BOCES and is the board representative with the Capital Facility Fee Foundation. He has been a member of the Long Range Facilities Planning Advisory Committee since 2006.
When Day isn’t involved with the school district, he is working with his wife, Paulina, at the insurance agency they own together. Both of his children have graduated from Prairie View High School.