On May 19, 2015 four members of the Kingston City School District community will be elected to the Board of Education. Who will you vote for?
The terms of current board members Jim Shaughnessy, Robin Jacobowitz, James Michael and Danielle Guido will be expiring. These four incumbents as well as Tim O’Brien and Fred Wadnola are running for the four seats up for election.
You can read bios for each of these candidates on the Kingston City School District’s website here but please pause for a moment and think about what you want to see in the board members elected on May 19.
Do you realize that the Kingston City School District is the equivalent of a $150 million business and that the volunteers who are elected by the Kingston community are responsible for that business? What do you want to know about the candidates who are running for school board? What school district issues are most important to you that you want to ask the candidates about?
While I do not want our schools run as a ‘business’ with competition between the students or the teachers, we as parents and community members need to realize that it is vitally important that we elect people to the school board who will run the schools in the way that we want them to be run. The only way this will happen is if we are fully engaged in the election process and know who we are voting onto the school board.
Tomorrow night Tuesday May 12, 2015 you have the opportunity to attend Meet the Candidates Night at Kingston High School. You will be able to hear what the candidates have to say in response to questions asked of them by the community.
I am disappointed that many parents from Edson and Graves would have to skip their children’s music concerts tomorrow night in order to attend Meet the Candidates Night. I would not expect parents to do this. However I hope that parents who do not have children in the two concerts and parents at the other schools in the district as well as community members will avail themselves of the Meet the Candidates Night opportunity tomorrow night.
Meet the Candidates Night hosted by District Wide Parents’ Council
Tuesday May 12, 2015 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Kingston High School auditorium