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Letter: Candidate For Board of Ed

Having had the privilege of serving as the current president of the Westbury Schools PTA Council, I am now setting my sights on running in the Board of Education election taking place May 21 this year. I am running for election because I am committed to the success of the students in our community.  There is a lot of work to be done to overcome the challenges of these economic times when making the decisions that determine how our tax dollars are spent towards educating our community’s students. Voting for me is a way to support student pursuit of excellence. My voice represents a significant cross section of our community’s diverse stakeholders’ interests.  Each and every child’s opportunity to receive an education in our district must produce a measurable outcome so they will be competitive in either college or in the global economy workplace.  The realized benefit of strengthening our schools enhances our property values and strengthens the local economy by attracting good businesses and employers. My goals are to set district priorities in a direction that increases mutual trust and respect amongst the stakeholders and optimizes both our educational delivery system and the management of resources.  I am the right person to make a difference in the overall quality in the future of our district for our children and community. 

Larry Kirton