The Board of Education seats are a hot commodity this year in Baldwinsville with six candidates vying for three seats.
The candidates are current Board President Kevin Bernstein, Cindy Cronin, James Goulet, Christopher Patrick, Burrill Wells and current board member Greg Wilcox.
Residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes during next week's budget vote and board election. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday May 19 in the auditorium of Baker High School at 29 E. Oneida St. in the village. Once elected by the public, the board members will elect the president and vice president during the annual organizational meeting in July.
The Baldwinsville Messenger recently interviewed the candidates to see what issues they feel are facing the Baldwinsville Central School District. Featured below are candidate Greg Wilcox's responses:
Years living in Baldwinsville: 29 years
BOE Experience: Seven and a half months. I have served on the code of conduct and curriculum committees. If elected I would like to serve on the technology committee as I have significant experience in that area. During my term, I have provided input and oversight on the capital project as well as the most recent budget and have made it a priority to gain as much knowledge as possible about the people and programs in our district and have learned a great deal.
Experience in the Educational Field: I don't have experience in a traditional sense, however I was a graduate assistant at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School responsible for a physical education class for six months. As a military officer, I was responsible for the training of up to 50 soldiers per assignment. Also, as a current board member for seven and a half months, I have gained significant experience and valuable knowledge pertaining to the many aspects of the school district.