Barber seeks votes for school board

Barber seeks votes for school board

PAWTUCKET – Rodney Barber says he first decided to run for public service when he visited Baldwin Elementary School to sign papers for his son to attend as a 4th-grader there almost eight years ago.

“At that time, I rang the bell at the main entrance and was shocked that I was immediately buzzed in without being asked who I was or why I was there,” said the School Committee candidate. “This was in the face of all the school shootings and violence we were facing at the time. I asked why, and was told the only camera at the front door was so grainy, they could not see anything or anyone.”

After getting nowhere at meetings, he said he sought a platform on the council to voice concerns.

“I continually voiced my opinion, and still believe all of us can agree our children’s safety should be everyone’s priority,” he said.