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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1702072

Wealth Of Experience

The upcoming School Board election could be the most important in a long time. The Sag Harbor School District is something that we can all be proud of, but it will face increasing pressure and new challenges in the coming years.

There will be the need to complete and open the Sag Harbor Learning Center (formally Stella Maris), the unknown impact of COVID-19 and the uncharted waters of yet-to-be-defined learning conditions, four labor contracts expiring at the end of this June, and new state-mandated learning standards rolling out in the next few years. It is also likely that we will face cuts to our state aid, which could require difficult decisions in what does and does not get funded.

Having board members with institutional knowledge and board experience will be particularly critical in these challenging days ahead. That is why I’m wholeheartedly endorsing Sandi Kruel to be elected to our School Board.

Sandi’s wealth of experience includes 12 years as a Sag Harbor School Board member, leadership roles in the Sag Harbor PTA and PTSA, and active participation in several community charities and organizations. She has raised three sons who have gone to school in Sag Harbor, and she understands the student and parent experience, from kindergarten through graduation. Being born in Sag Harbor and a Pierson graduate herself, Sandi will also add a unique perspective that is currently lacking on the board.

I have spent years working with Sandi both on and off the Sag Harbor School Board, and I can personally attest that she is the best candidate to get elected. She works hard on behalf of every child, respects staff throughout our buildings, and is mindful of all taxpayers with her focus on deliberate spending, accountability and transparency. She will work on behalf of us all.

I ask that you please take the time to vote, and join me in voting for Sandi Kruel for Sag Harbor Board of Education — the most experienced candidate running and best candidate to help us navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Chris Tice

Sag Harbor


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