And intelligent people will see that I never mentioned Shkane having kids in the district, so your remarks were a definite attempt at creating a straw man argument, something that deceitful debaters like yourself do all the time. So for the reco9rd, Louis Shkane should be voted in because he is committed to this community and our schools. He will bring a fresh perspective to our challenges and will be a good representative of the common man.Let's take a look, you are backing Steohens who has been on the Board for decades, but did not know that coaches had to meet certain standards before being hired, or did know and voted for them anyway. By the way, he may have not known about the qualifications until last year (as a board member he should have), but even when it was brought to the full attention of the board, he still voted for unqualified coaches. This was against State law! What did he want to do about this - nothing! Also, there is still the fact he voted to extend the Superintendent's contract, two years before it was coming up for renewal! Really, this is a candidate you think should be re-elected?
As for Shkane, what does he offer? Oh, he has kids in school. Wow, that's a great reason to vote for him.
So in summary, you are backing one candidate that has shown he votes against State policies regarding minimum requirements regarding coaches and a candidate who has kids in the school. Oh, and you have the gale to point out grammar issues!
Jim Stephens has served us well and despite your petty attempt at belittling his experience the voters will reward him for his dedication and tenacity. If we depended on people like yourself we would be in a sorry state. You don't say who you support. Please do so we know who is getting the pinhead vote in this election.