Four run for two seats on Johnsburg School Board

— Four people are running for two positions on the Johnsburg Central School Board this year.

Mark Richards will be running for re-election and Frank Morehouse Jr. has decided not to run again. The other candidates are Rachel DeGroat, Tony Moro and Amy Sabattis. These are three-year positions.

Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the Johnsburg Central School. We asked the candidates a set of questions. Here are their answers.

Rachel DeGroat

Why are you running for school board? I think I would be a good asset. I feel I can make a difference, and I care about the kids in school and I care about the community.

What experiences do you bring to the board? I’ve been co-president of the PTSA for the past two years. I have been president and vice president of Cheerful Crickets (Nursery School). I’ve been director of VBS at my local church. I have four kids. Two of them are in school, and I’ve spent lots of time in school with the kids in the classroom. I try to spend as much time as I can … if they need help in the classroom.

Key issues for the school district? I think it’s keeping a delicate balance between a budget that is reasonable for the local community and a good quality education for kids in school. I think those are the biggest issues, and they’re going to have to find the right balance there.

Other comments: It would be an honor for me to be on the school board, and I think that I would really do a good job. I think that I am in touch with the community because I’m out there with my kids’ activities. And I think that I would be an asset.

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