Special to The Journal
Anthony Caggiano has announced that he will be candidate for the Revere seat on the Northeast Metropolitan Regional School Committee in the Nov. 3 election.
Caggiano is a graduate of Revere High School (Class of 1976) and Suffolk University and a member of the Teamsters Local 25 for over 35 years. He received his Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree from Suffolk in Business Administration. He also holds an Associateâ€™s degree in Computer Science from North Shore Community College.
Caggiano works in operations for DHL Express, holding a position at the company for 44 years.
Interestingly, Caggianoâ€™s three sons – triplets Anthony, Andrew, and Alexander â€“ are all graduates of Northeast Regional and students at Salem State University. They will turn 22 years old on Nov. 11.
What made Anthony Caggiano decide to run for a seat on the Northeast Regional School Committee?
â€œItâ€™s something Iâ€™ve always wanted to do,â€ said Caggiano. â€œMy parents worked there before their retirement. My stepfather [Louis Sardella] was the director of special needs at Northeast for many years. My mother [Marie Sardella] was a secretary in the Special Education Department.
â€œSo I used to go the meetings and watch the Committee vote on appropriations, so it was always in the back of my mind to run for a seat,â€ said Caggiano. â€œIâ€™m going to be retiring in the next year or two, so itâ€™s something I wanted to do.â€
Caggiano grew up on Revere Beach Parkway before the family built a home on Patriot Parkway.
Revere has the second largest enrollment at Northeast among the 12 communities in the school district.
â€œThey are going to be building a new [Northeast Regional] school and Revere has one of the highest number of students attending Northeast and I just want to make sure that our money is being spent the right way,â€ said Caggiano. â€œAnd because the economy is constantly changing, we have to make sure that theyâ€™re keeping up with the times, and when the students graduate, they have job placement.â€
Addressing the COVID-19 situation that is affecting in-person classes in Massachusetts, Caggiano said, â€œMy focus will be on safety protocols for the students, teachers, and staff. Thatâ€™s a No. 1 priority at this point. I will work closely with the Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to see that these safety protocols are being addressed and funded appropriately.â€