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ES-M BOE candidates speak

Is there anything you want the voters to know about you?

In addition to being a past board member, I also work for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES and provide consultation services to several area school district in the areas of risk management, workplace environmental, health, safety and security issues. My professional work experience allows me to bring a balanced perspective to dealing with many issues that school districts face on a daily basis.

Why should people vote for you?

I am committed to making a difference to the lives of children. Doing so requires commitment and vigilance. Seeing the smiling faces of children at all levels as they develop the skills and confidence in becoming a life long learner is a very rewarding experience. Finally, watching a soon to be ES-M graduate walk across the stage to receive the diploma that they earned through their hard work and perseverance is a wonderful thing to be a part of.

Leah Cushing

Community Involvement:

I serve on the ES-M Youth Leadership and Development Task Force, I am a member of the ES-M Sports Boosters and was team parent for the varsity football team. I attend St. Mary's Minoa Church and serve on St. Mary's Hope Ministry.

Why are you running for the BOE?

I am running for the ES-M Board of Education because I want to serve as a voice for the students in the district. It is important to allow the students to have input on their

education. Children are often very insightful and allowing them a say in the process can

lead to them becoming more successful students. I also want to serve my community.

The taxpayer foots the bill and has a right to know where their money is going and how it is being used. When people see positive things happen, they are usually willing to give their support. I am always open to hear the suggestion and concerns of the community.

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