Vincent Capuana is a legend when it comes to Passaic's Board of Education. He is not only beginning his 30th year on the board, but has also served as president nine times. Throughout the years, his philosophy has always focused on our students first. As a graduate of Passaic High School's Class of 1957, student issues are at the forefront of his decision making. He believes in the importance of a well rounded educational experience, one that includes athletics and after-school programs, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for our students.
Always eager for a new challenge, Capuana has served numerous times as the chairperson of the Athletics and District Operations Committees in the past. "I'm a firm believer in supporting athletic programs in our schools. I've learned that these programs help to build character for student athletes who are able to work with both peers and adults in a non-classroom environment, " Capuana added. This year he is serving on the By-Laws/Policies and Special Education Committees.
Therefore, when he travels throughout the city as Passaic's Director of Housing, Capuana is always checking out sites for new school construction as enrollment continues to climb daily. In town, this incredibly ambitious board trustee is also involved with the Lions Club, Passaic Democratic Organization, Optimist Club, Heart Foundation and the city's Little League.
Capuana's involvement in city and school affairs enlightens Passaic residents. For his service and dedication to the schools and city, his fellow trustees named School 15 in his honor - Vincent Capuana School 15.