To the Editor:
I am grateful to the voters in DeKalb who supported my candidacy for election to the DeKalb School District 428 Board. During my campaign, I made a number of commitments to the community that I intend to keep.
I promised to change the way in which we recruit and select district administrative staff. With the exception of hiring Dr. Brian Ali as superintendent two decades ago, our administrative history has been very poor.
I know I have a responsibility to be proactive in turning around the school district, both in the way it manages its business and the way it produces positive outcomes for a generous community that pays its bills.
Hiring a quality, diverse and highly competent outcome-based administrative staff will be where I begin my service to the DeKalb, Cortland and Malta communities, as well as the rural areas that are part of the district. Keeping taxes where they are now will be another important goal.
During my term, I will continue to count on the support of the community and hope I will repay that support with decisive action that makes us a better place to live. Please let me know your ideas.