To the Editor:
As a longtime resident of the Town of Plattsburgh and the Beekmantown school district, I feel it's time for more accountability in the school district.
I am putting my support behind the following candidates.
Debbie Passno: She attended Beekmantown school as did all her children. She feels that we need to have earlier access to information pertaining to the school district.
April Bingel: has many years of experience in finance. This is what we need at a time like this. She also feels we need better communication between the school board, the administrative staff and the taxpayers. She also has two children who attend school there now.
Eric Anderson: has shown great interest at the school board meetings and has asked many questions of the board and administrators about how well the school is performing and how accountable they are for the school’s performance.
Each one of these candidates feels we need to look at and develop a long term financial plan that accounts for the needs of the students, taxpayers and employees.
I am a retired union member from the private sector and I am not against any employees, but I feel the district needs to be more accountable to the taxpayers and give the students the best education they can with the money we have to work with.