Decide if you want to maintain the status quo or vote for change

To the Editor:

Hear ye! Hear ye! On Tuesday, May 21, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the secondary school auditorium, voters will have an opportunity to elect two Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board members who will serve our community for the next three years. This is a very important vote.

Our school system is one of our most important community assets and it touches each of our lives. The board serves a vital role in overseeing the operation of our schools.

This time, we have four candidates who have very different perspectives on the future course our district should take. It is up to each of us to research the candidates; understand their views; research past votes, opinions, and behavior and then pick which two of them will best represent us.

Decide if you want to maintain the status quo or vote for change. For an absentee ballot, call the superintendent’s office at 518-872-0909, ext 2.

I repeat to you the words William Wilburforce spoke to the British Parliament: “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

Vote!

Helen Marie Lounsbury

Berne

Editor’s note: Helen Marie Lounsbury is retiring from her post on the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board.

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