Batavia City School District

Board of Education Candidates

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The following BOE Candidates will appear on the ballot as follows:

  1. John Reigle

  2. Brenda Good

  3. Jennifer Lendvay

  4. Shawna Murphy

QUALIFICATIONS OF SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

Age 18 years or older.

  • Citizen of the United States.

  • Able to read and write.

  • Residency in the Batavia City School District for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of his or her election.

A school board candidate does not have to be a property owner in the district.  No more than one member of the same family may be a member of the same Board of Education in any school district.  No employee of the school district may serve on the Board of Education in that district.

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John Reigle

Name:  John Reigle (Incumbent Candidate)

Number of years as a Batavia City School District Resident: 41

Spouse/Children in the District: Two school-aged children

Education: Batavia Class of 1997, attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Professional Employment:  General Manager

Reason for Seeking Election to the Board of Education:

I want to continue my commitment as a member of the Board of Education.  Having been a member of this community for many years, I have been able to establish great relationships with district families and school staff.  Open communication is very important to me and all of us must work together to advocate for what is best for our children.  Voices and opinions should be heard so that we can plan and make the right decisions for our district.  

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Brenda Good

Name:  Brenda Good

Number of years as a Batavia City School District Resident: 15

Spouse/Children in the District: Two school aged children

Education: Bachelor, Elementary and Special Education, Masters, Special Education, Degree in School Administration

Professional Employment:  Special Education Teacher, Director of Special Education, Building Principal

Reason for Seeking Election to the Board of Education

I believe I have great insight on the educational system, and I am aware of the needs of schools from the inside out. I will make students our main priority. Decision making will be based on students from all walks of life.

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Jennifer Pacino Lendvay

Name:  Jennifer Lendvay

Number of years as a Batavia City School District Resident: 28 years, and Batavia Class of 1997 graduate, Genesee Valley BOCES Licensed Practical Nurse

Spouse/Children in the District: Two school-aged children

Education: Bachelors in English Language and Literature, University of Charleston

Professional Employment:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Teacher Aide, Account Manager

Reason for Seeking Election to the Board of Education:

Being part of the Board of Education would allow me to assist in a greater capacity and support each of our schools. As a member of our community and Batavia Class of 1997 graduate, I feel it is important to have people on the Board that do not have ties to faculty or staff, and I have young children at the intermediate level that will allow a new perspective on the board. Finding new ways to do things, reexamining past practices and listening to faculty and staff about their concerns are important. My goal as a member of the Board of Education is to serve as an independent voice for a fresh look at our schools including location of resources and key areas of concern to the administrators, staff, parents and taxpayers.

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Shawna Murphy

Name:  Shawna Murphy (Incumbent Candidate)

Number of years as a Batavia City School District Resident: 51

Spouse/Children in the District: Christopher Weicher, Batavia High School Science Teacher,

one school-aged child

Education: Master of English, Brockport State College

Professional Employment:  Adjunct Professor of English at Genesee Community College

Reason for Seeking Election to the Board of Education:   

I feel I bring a multilayer perspective to the table. I am the mother of a seventh grader, the wife of a teacher, a teacher at GCC, and a graduate of Batavia High School. Though I do not bring my personal agenda to the meetings, the fact that I have a stake in many aspects of the district makes me mindful of all points of view and the consequences of the choices we make as a board. Those choices, though sometimes seen unfavorably, are always arrived at with the utmost care of all involved, especially our students.