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Sunday, July 21, 2024


Candidate Interview: Avalon School District


By Herald Staff

Read about why these candidates are running for the Board of Education in the Avalon School District! To view the answers provided by candidates in other Cape May County school districts, click here.

Matthew Wolf

Why are you running for the Board of Education?
I was asked by a current member of the board to run for a vacant seat. I would like to give something back as an alumni of Avalon Elementary and I feel that I am well qualified to do that. I have been a teacher and coach at Middle Township High School for 15 years. I also hold a Principal’s License and have a Masters from The University of Pennsylvania in School Leadership.
Do you support the new state standards for sex education as described in the 2020 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards? How will your view impact the decisions you make?
As a current Health and PE teacher, I realize this is a very sensitive and politically charged topic. I believe that local school boards need to have the discretion or adopt or not adopt these standards after getting public input from parents and guardians. I also believe parents need to be advised of what their children are learning and should have the option to opt out of things that they hold strong moral or religious views about. I do believe there is a lot of misinformation regarding these standards that needs to be sorted out and explained. 
To learn about the other candidate, email John Richardson at

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