Additional challenges that your next board likely will confront include the push for higher student achievement, greater scrutiny of student, employee and visitor security, non-disruptive, in-district consolidation due to demographics, advancement of student programs in absence of financial reserves, strengthening of academics, athletics, music and art, preservation of district credit status, contract renegotiation with three collective bargaining units, significant property repair needs and a potential capital project, and faculty acceptance of a new appraisal system. With the school as a human-to-human institution, the next board must vigilantly ensure the school hires the best people to fill vacancies, starting with the district superintendent.
Again, thank you for your trust during the last three years, and thank you to my wife, Claudia, and daughters for their acceptance of my school board time commitments. During a past era, Claudia and I similarly saw our respective parents involved in public education and student achievement, tantamount to community obligations. If you like, further information on my background can be found at facebook.com/tom.skan.boe.
THOMAS E. LAMBDIN
CANDIDATE FOR SKANEATELES
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Support for BOE candidate Huba
To the editor:
I am writing to encourage the residents of the Skaneateles Central School District to vote for Geralyn Huba for the Board of Education. During this time of great change and transition in several senior positions of the district, it is imperative we are represented by someone who understands the need to balance offering the very best, well-rounded education to our students with fiscal responsibility to the tax payers.
In the nine years I have known Geralyn she has served the students of the district in numerous ways: as an officer on PTCs, as a member of the School Improvement Team at several schools, as an officer of the Skaneateles Music Guild, as an officer on youth recreational sports leagues and as a volunteer in classrooms and libraries in each school. She has also participated in many panels at the district level, offering insight and support.