School board candidate spotlight: David Kelly, MCS

Community involvement, support a must

I was born in Syracuse and grew up at Kelly's Corners with my three sisters and parents, Alice and Jack Kelly. I attended Marcellus Central Schools and graduated in 1972. In 1976 I graduated from LeMoyne College with a Political Science/ Economics degree. After three years in New York City, I chose to return home. I have lived in the Marcellus district for virtually my entire life. I, along with my wife, Linda, and my two sons, Greg and Jeff, currently reside on Fairbanks Drive. Greg is a senior at Marcellus and Jeff a freshman.

For the last 15 years I have been an account manager for Forsythe Solutions Group selling information technology and consulting services.

I am proud to be running for re-election to the MCS Board of Education.

Briefly describe your involvement with the school district in the last five years.

I was appointed for the 2008-09 school year, to fill the vacancy created by Tom Sopchak's departure. Serving as a member of the Board has allowed me to gain an understanding of its responsibilities. The Board provides oversight and leadership to the district. We set instructional goals, develop policies, adopt budgets and monitor spending. We also oversee the expansion and maintenance of school facilities. It has been an honor to serve the district as a member of the BOE.

In the community, I've been involved Boy Scout Troop 66 for 7 years. I am active with Parish Council, Knights of Columbus, and Religious Education at the Church of St. Michael/St. Peter. I have participated in the MCS Booster Club for years.

My favorite activity, however, has been with the many school-related activities with my two sons and nieces and nephew that are students at MCS.

What is your motivation for running for a position on the school board?

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