We can thank Fred for excessive tax-and-spending policies; granting benefits/mandates that are unsustainable; secrecy that misleads the public; and his lack of civility whenever challenged.
The PCSD Board needs openness, accountability, involvement, results and civility. I promise to work with Ken Baker, Ron Marino and other board members at revitalizing the board.
WALTER PETER CHMURA
TO THE EDITOR: My husband and I moved to this district with our family in 2000.
We have four children, three of whom are currently attending Salmon River: Mark and James, juniors; and Sara, a senior. Faith graduated from Salmon River in 2011 and is now at SUNY Potsdam. I am currently the director at the Fort Covington Adult Center.
I am running for a seat on the Salmon River Central School Board because I believe every parent in our School District wants the same thing. We all want our children to be successful, to have an opportunity to realize their dreams and aspirations.
Our school’s mission, in my opinion, should be to assist its students and their parents in achieving this goal. In order for our school to provide this assistance, there must be dedicated and principled leadership, beginning with the School Board. The School Board should provide the leadership to the administration to ensure this goal is met.
We must attract and keep the best teachers, give them the best tools and foster an environment where learning and excellence are the top priorities.
If elected, my focus will be on educating the next generation.
TO THE EDITOR: I have had the privilege of living in Peru School District since 1963.
My parents chose Peru after doing much research on area schools. Two of our children graduated from Peru, and our third will graduate in June 2015.