Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Kramer earns election support

I am writing in support of Chris Kramer’s candidacy for Cornwall’s seat on the ACSD school board. Chris is one of three excellent candidates from Cornwall, each of whom would bring remarkable experience and skill sets to the board. Chris stands out to me because he has been deeply involved in board issues over the last four years. For example, he has been in regular attendance at board meetings and other strategic planning events, always striving to keep the ACSD community appraised of important issues. This involvement has left Chris with a deep knowledge of many technical aspects of running a school district including deep mastery of state educational statutes and policy as well as an intimate knowledge of the most recent ACSD Strategic Plan and the Facilities Master Plan. He can jump in and begin contributing from day one.

Chris has shown his genuine support for education in our community through his countless hours of volunteer service. As chairman of Friends of Cornwall School (FOCS) Chris has been a powerful source of support to students and teachers and has improved the school experience in myriad ways. For example, he was instrumental in bringing K-5 afterschool programming to the town of Cornwall. This work has given Chris deep insight into the challenges faced by district schools, which will help to inform his thinking while on the school board.

In sum, I believe Chris Kramer possesses deep experience and integrity that would make him an ideal representative to the ACSD school board. Although he has been in vocal opposition to some past ACSD initiatives, he has always done so with courtesy and respect. I am thus confident he can bring the collegial and collaborative spirit required to address the many challenges faced by the ACSD.

William Amidon


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