TO THE EDITOR: I am offering this open letter to the taxpayers of the Ticonderoga Central School District. When you go to the polls on May 21, I hope you will support my candidacy for the Ticonderoga School Board.
Ticonderoga is a community I love, and I am proud to send my two children to the same school that I attended. Having served as past PTO president and as current chairperson of the Distinguished Young Woman of Ticonderoga scholarship program, I remain committed to supporting activities that add to our rich sense of community.
I have focused my professional career in education at both the high school and college levels. I am deeply committed to ensuring learning opportunities that support all students as they transition to their careers or higher education. Our students need — and deserve — a quality education.
If elected, I will work to improve communications between our School District and taxpayers and families. The challenges we face in our district cannot be solved without input from parents and, at times, from students. Ongoing discussions and idea sharing will be critical going forward.
There is no doubt that this is a fiscally challenging time for our district, as it is with many public school in New York state. A comprehensive educational program does not come cheaply, and I am committed to fiscal accountability and responsibility.
Building that educational program will require creative thinkers willing to balance limited financial resources with programs and services that meet the needs of all students.
I will bring a fresh perspective to these discussions. If you seek a change in direction and these priorities also matter to you, I welcome your vote on Tuesday, May 21.
TO THE EDITOR: After attending recent public forums about the Beekmantown School Board elections, it became clear that Ed Marin is the candidate of choice.