To the Editor:
Upon reviewing the five candidates running for two Township School Board seats, I was disappointed that the incumbent chose not to respond to our Hopewell newspapers. All other candidates shared details.
While everyone appeared for the televised forum, it’s off-putting to show up only for cameras but skip the hard work. Before I joined the Board over a decade ago, community relations and transparency were huge problems. It took us years to reverse that trend.
Please don’t let the pendulum swing back, as it has this past year. You may recall that the public was unfamiliar with the Board’s tax hikes until clearly shared in my Express letter last April. Incumbent outreach activity, or lack thereof, is indicative of what to expect upon re-election.
When I spoke Bill Herbert and John Mason they seemed fiscally responsible and will not only look out for students but also for the 2/3 of district voters that have no students in the district. As the only candidates actively trying to get their messaging to the electorate, they’ll have my vote.