May 21, 2013

Dudyak, Howley seek CCRS seats

CHAZY — Melissa Dudyak and Tim Howley face off in today’s Chazy Central Rural School Board election.

Incumbent Joey Trombley is unchallenged for a new four-year term.

In an earlier report, Howley, 57, said he would learn how the system works and be willing to make tough management decisions while working to maintain needed programs.

Here is how Dudyak responded to the same questions posed to Howley.

What is the biggest challenge facing the CCRS District and how would you address it?

“I think that for all school districts right now the fiscal concerns are an issue and a challenge. I hope to have a give-and-take between the board, the community and school staff to come to the best decision for the student programs.”

Her intention would be “to keep the communication lines open.

“I think I can add a unique perspective,” said Dudyak, who teaches math to students with special needs as well as those studying calculus at Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain.

“I see the full spectrum of programs and where we can get the biggest bang for our buck. I would also lend my 24 years of educational teaching background to helping form the decisions (made by the board).

Dudyak, 45, has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and master’s in curriculum development. She is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Auxiliary.

She and her husband, Stephen, have two children, ages 8 and 12, who attend CCRS. Mrs. Dudyak serves on the Chazy After School Program Board of Directors.

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