SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Arthur L. Robinson, loves collecting rare books and textbooks to build his personal library. A current member of the South Brunswick Board of Education, Robinson says that the court’s decision to add more housing to the district could eventually strain school resources. But he hopes to tackle this problem through experience and leadership skills and lead the district toward achieving its academic goals.
Read below to learn more about Robinson and his platform for the upcoming elections in South Brunswick.
Name – Arthur L. Robinson
Age (as of Election Day) – 63
Position Sought – South Brunswick School Board Member
Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? – No
Master’s in Environmental Policy Studies, NJIT
Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Professional diploma, Wharton Management Program, UPENN
Professional diploma, Naval Command and Staff Program, U.S. Naval War College
Certified Public Manager, Rutgers University and the state of New Jersey Civil Service Commission
Manager, state of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection and formerly as a Chemical Safety Engineer, 16 years.
Retired U.S. Navy Commander, 22 years
Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office –
South Brunswick Board of Education member since 2008, presently serving as vice-President and chair of the Policy Committee; previously served as Budget Committee Chair.
Served on the Negotiations Committee.
Former member of the South Brunswick Township Planning Board.
Why are you seeking elective office?
I’m seeking reelection to the South Brunswick School Board to continue providing leadership and continuity of board operations as a part of the policy-making body during these tough times fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and to continue ensuring that the district receives its economic fair share of resources from the state. I will continue to work steadfast with my fellow board members, the administration, the community, and parents to ensure that each and every kid receives and adequate education to pursue their dreams whether through college or trade or military service.
The single most pressing issue facing our school district is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
The single most pressing issue facing our community is the eventual court’s decision to add more housing to the district, which will cause an increase in the student population thus producing a tremendous strain on the existing school resources: fiscal, physical and human to accommodate the rapid increase in student population. I will work through the Board’s liaisons to the Planning and Zoning Boards to emphasize the impact on the existing school resources and provide solutions to ensure that the District concerns are a part of the decision-making process. I will ensure that the District’s Sending Map is balanced across the district, if this happens due to a potential increase in student population.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
I would say that the critical differences are that I am a sitting board member with twelve years of