Glen Rock Teen's Mother Puts His BOE Candidacy in Doubt
Without mom's blessing, it's unclear whether the 18-year-old EMT Sean Massaro is still running for one of three open seats in November.
It's unclear if 18-year-old Sean Massaro plans to continue his burgeoning school board election campaign after his mother came out and said the position's demands could jeopardize his education.
Massaro, an EMT known for his heroism in helping evacuate two homeowners from a burning house in December, announced to Patch on May 2 he had filed the paperwork for one of three seats on the Glen Rock Board of Education in November.
"I really think the board would benefit from a young voice," Massaro, a senior at Bergen Tech in Paramus, said at the time.
But a week later his mother Jeanne said the teen should focus on schoolwork when he begins his freshman year as a nursing student at Caldwell College.
"Sorry, he is not running everyone," Jeanne wrote on Tuesday. "College is just too expensive to let something like this sideline his education. Nursing is a tough major. He will have plenty of time to do this after he graduates from college."
Sean Massaro declined to comment Wednesday on the status of his candidacy.
The seats of Barbara Steuert, Gene Calderon and Terry Moore are up for grabs in November on the nine-member school board. Nominating packets are still available.