Letter: Gillian Thorpe for Haldane BOE

Dear Editor:

Whether you’re interested in how your tax dollars are being spent or how your children are being educated, hopefully both, you should pay particular attention to the upcoming Haldane School trustee election. This year’s election is of special importance because, in all likelihood, longtime Superintendent Mark Vallanti will be leaving during the newly elected trustees’ term, and we will need a strong board to interview and select his successor. Having served on the BOE for three terms, under two superintendents, I cannot stress enough the importance of a good leadership and that’s why I’m endorsing Gillian Thorpe for the trustee position. Having served with Gillian and knowing her passion for Haldane and the community, I believe that she is the right person to make the hard decisions that lie ahead.

Her experience as trustee and VP of the BOE gives her an important advantage over the other candidates. She can hit the ground running and won’t have to learn the ropes. As a longtime resident of Cold Spring she understands the taxpayers’ concerns and the balance needed to finance a good education.

If elected to another term, I’m confident, Gillian will continue working hard to keep Haldane a great school. Please, do your research and vote for Gillian!

Dave Merandy

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