I would like to make several points to the community as a School Board member, though these views do not represent the School Board as an entity. I know I owe the community several communiques, in particular a “thank you” for your support of Ride the Bus day, and another is further communication on the substance abuse awareness. I promise you these communications are forthcoming, but I’d like to take a moment to tell you about two candidates that are running for office that have been exceptionally visible during my time on the School Board. They have both been incredibly proactive in the education of our children at a District and State level. These candidates are Stephanie Garcia-Richard and Susan O’Leary.