When you come out to vote for the BOE candidates, ask yourself who has the experience, who consistently attended Board of Ed meetings and acknowledges the hundreds of strong points that are a daily routine in our schools and not just the negativity surrounding special ed?
Christa McNamara has a master's degree in elementary education, volunteers for the school through the PTO, as a room parent, and the YWCA Parent Awareness Board. David Martens has a master's degree in business administration and finance qualifying him to handle the budgetary issues today and going forward. Together they have a combined 14 years on the RTM Education Committee.
Ask yourself if you want candidates who aren't familiar with the issues and need to be brought up to speed or someone with knowledge of the issues who can step up now and get the job done? Martens and McNamara -- the BOE team Darien needs.
Malcolm Hall, member