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Letters: Support for BOE candidate Illyssa Green

Support for BOE candidate Illyssa Green

To the editor:

My friend Illyssa Green is running for the Skaneateles School Board, and I support her without hesitation. While Illyssa is committed to keeping taxes under control, she is firmly devoted to assuring we have the best teachers for our children. Illyssa unwaveringly supports our children's art, theater and sports programs as she believes they are not only essential elements of a rewarding Skaneateles academic experience but they ultimately foster well-rounded individuals. Having five children of her own (two who have been in our schools, two more who are currently enrolled, and one pre-school child with an entire school experience in front of him), Illyssa is highly motivated to assure Skaneateles schools continue to provide the underpinning for academically successful individuals with varied interests.

I truly believe we need people like Illyssa to work with our school board to make the priorities above the primary focus. Let's elect Illyssa so she can help make Skaneateles schools the best they can be. Elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Waterman School Auditorium. Your vote is important.

MARION F. LEAR

To the editor:

I am writing to you to express my endorsement for Illyssa Green as a candidate in the Skaneateles school board elections. Illyssa is a person well immersed and involved in our community and school system who has raised her five beautiful children here in Skaneateles. Through this she has made many friends who respect and love her dearly, but I would like to tell you personally of why I think Illyssa Green is a wonderful choice for the Skaneateles School Board.

I first met Illyssa back when both my and Illyssa's youngest sons were in kindergarten. It's hard for me to believe, but fifteen years has passed. In that time I have gotten to know Illyssa and her family well and am truly proud to consider her a friend. Why is that? Well, it all comes down to her character and the compassion for others I have seen Illyssa display over the years. I don't mean occasionally, but always as I don't think there was ever a time we got together when she wasn't trying to help someone out. Even during times when her own life was busy and stressed, she was always championing for someone else's cause - whether it was a mom with a new baby who needed help, someone who was sick, someone who experienced the loss of a loved one, or helping to organize Christmas present collections for kids in our schools whose families were going through tough times. The list goes on, but whatever the reason, she is always trying to help people who are hurting and in need. I think someone with a heart and compassion like Illyssa, who is always tirelessly trying to take care of everyone, would certainly benefit our schools, our kids, and our community!

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