Five vie for three spots on J-D BOE

— What would you say are your best qualities that you bring to the J-D Board of Education?

I have been an attorney at the Koldin Law Center, P.C. for 18 years where I practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and Medicaid law.  As an attorney, I bring to the school board many years of experience in reviewing and analyzing complex legal documents.  The school board reviews many employments contracts, district policies and other legal documents.  My background as an attorney is very valuable to the board.

My wife, Diane, has been a reading teacher in the Syracuse City School District for 18 years.  I also bring to the board the perspective of a teacher.

I am the immediate past-president of Temple Adath Yeshurun and have served on the board of directors of the temple for the past 13 years.

As a former JD student, I bring a unique perspective to the school board.  I have 21 years of experience with the school district, 13 years as a student and eight years as a parent.

School budgets for the next few years appear to be as challenging to put together as they have been for the past few years.  We need people with experience in dealing with these complex budget issues on the school board during these difficult times.  There is a balancing act between preserving our educational and extra-curricular programs and being fiscally responsible with our limited tax dollars.  I feel that I have done a good job in balancing these competing interests.

I was a strong supporter of reinstating the modified sports to the budget this year.  I am very pleased that we were able to do so.  I appreciate the efforts of Save JD Sports in fundraising for this spring’s modified sports.

Is there anything else you’d like to say about the election, your platform or anything regarding the board?

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