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May 18, 2013

Two compete for one Saranac Central Board seat

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Ashline-Beaudet said it would be a challenge to balance the fiscal concerns of taxpayers and the education needs of students. He said he will “Make sure the people’s assessment of their taxes is appropriate and that we all get the money we are entitled to get from the state to pay for schools.”

Saunders: “We try to hire the best people, see that they have as much professional development as we can get for them.”

Saunders said the Saranac School community values and supports education.

Lobbying state officials whenever possible is an important piece of securing funding for the school, as is working toward a release from unfunded state mandates, she continued.

Education not only of students but the community helps residents understand the school’s challenges.

“We went through a lot of time explaining the 2 percent tax cap, how that works.”

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

DANIEL ASHLINE-BEAUDET Age: 51. Education: Associate degree in radiologic technology; three years of college; Beekmantown High School alum. Occupation: Nuclear medicine at CVPH Medical Center. Civic organizations: President of Service Employees International Union at CVPH. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1979-1985; Army National Guard, 1985-1986. Family: Wife and three children, ages 6, 12 and 16. LORI SAUNDERS Age: 57. Education: Associate degree in arts and humanities from Clinton Community College, 1975; Saranac Central School, 1973. Occupation: Homemaker; retired secretary for the U.S. Department of Defense in North Carolina and Kentucky. Previous School Board experience: More than 10 years on School Board, current vice president. Civic organizations: Child care for granddaughter; previous Girl Scouts leader; former member of Parent Teacher Association; former Booster Club member. Family: Husband, Terry, 58; two adult children, Stacey, 33, and Caitlin, 27.

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