Newport-Mesa Unified Candidate Michelle Barto Wants to Restart Where COVID Left Off
Since being elected in 2018 as a trustee for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, improving school safety and academic performance have been key concerns of Michelle Barto. But any advances in those areas, she said, were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now that things are returning to normal, Barto, who has four children in the district’s schools, is seeking re-election to her seat in the upcoming November election in the hope she can restart those priorities.
“We started to do some good things and make some gains for academic achievement pre-COVID-19 … but got derailed in what we were doing in 2020. Recently, I feel like we’re finally able to continue those good things that we started to do four years ago,” Barto told The Epoch Times….
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