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Three Candidates Will Vie For 2 Board of Ed Seats

Weber and Motherway not running for re-election.

Three candidates will vie for two Kings Park Board of Education seats during this year’s board of education election.

Board president Bill Motherway and trustee Steve Weber have not filed petitions and will not be running for re-election.

See related, Board of Ed Prez Not Seeking Re-Election

Michael Kelly, Diane Nally and Charles Leo have handed in petitions to the district clerk indicating their intent to run for the board. The petition requires the signatures of at least 25 qualified voters of the district. Petitions were due Tuesday at 5 p.m.

A Meet the Candidates night will be held on May 9 at the high school.

Board of Education elections, as well as the school budget vote will be held May 15.

bbaro April 24, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Katie could not have said it better. Everything else is irrelevant.everyone has their own agenda lets hear them outa vote accordingly.
KPLifer April 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Anonymous never mentioned any names. Thanks to Susan for letting us know who it is! I am writing in my vote for Tricia. She is best suited person in KP for a BOE position.
Pam DeFord April 24, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Anonymous didn't have to mention names. Read the first posting on here. Anonymous referred to the candidate as "her" and "she". With only one woman running it is very easy to figure out who the conversation is about.
ILOVEKP April 24, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Considering anonymous mentioned "she" and there is only one female candidate it would not be hard to figure out who anonymous was trying to have us "wonder" about. Ironically Diane Nally's husband was a teacher in KP, back when times were tight, budgets went down and our district was on austerity. This is not the first time our district hit hard times. If she was in it for her families own advancement wouldn't she have run during those hard times when she was raising young children on a modest income!
sally pruslow May 04, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Sally Pruslow Why pick on Ms. Nally? All three people running for the BOE have educators in their immediate families. Mr. Leo's wife taught in KPSD and now I understand has a education consulting business. His sister presently teaches in KPSD, just like Ms Nally's son. Mr. Kelly's wife is also an educator. What difference does it make. Anyone with an ounce of integrity would recuse themselves from voting on an agenda item that involved there family members (a child presently attending KPSD or a staff member) or a business they own. What we should be concerned about as voters is whether they will listen to the community, and try to have a more open approach with agenda items the community is concerned about such as the dist transportation and extension of the supt. contract. Hopefully, they can bring a consensus between the staff and the administration to raise the morale of the KPSD employees. More important issues for voters to be concerned about are increasing costs of running a school district, trying to keep class sizes lower in the primary grades and providing a balanced curriculum including foreign languages, technology, music and the arts. These are some of the things we need to keep in mind NOT what or if they have a hidden agenda.

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