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Skaneateles BOE Candidates: D. Keith Krieger

Q: If you were to be re-elected, do you have an agenda for when you take your seat on the board? What is on that agenda?

A: I do not have a specific agenda. My feeling is that members with an agenda would disrupt the education process and be a negative for the students.

Q: What is your goal for the district?

A: Lower the budget. Lower taxes. Maintain our tremendous academic success.

Q: How would you increase service levels for students but also save the district money without cutting staffing levels?

A: Attempt to make cuts in other areas and maintain necessities. Focus needs to be the level of instruction the students receive.

Q: What are your thoughts on the student:teacher ratio?

A: Maintaining our current ratio of about 20:1 is very important to me. The services and quality of education for the students needs to be our focus.

Q: Education is ultimately the most important thing when it comes to school, but education comes in many forms -- academics, sports, club activities, etc. How do you view the importance of sports in schools versus academics?

Q: Sports, arts and music all play an important role in having a well-rounded student from K through 12.

Q: The district offers many Advance Placement courses do you think these courses help to better prepare our students for college and the real world? Why or why not?

A: Yes. The AP courses challenge them more and prepare them better for college. The feedback we get from the students returning during and/or after their freshman year is positive and they feel these courses are important in their development.

Q: As a parent to young children, what has your experience with the district been like so far?

A: Excellent

Q: When it comes to forming the districts budget, while its often the director of business and finances job to get everything together, how much would you want to be part of the process the process people don't often get to see and why?

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