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Please take the time to get out and vote for the Thousand Islands Central School District budget and the three school board seats up for three-year terms. The vote will be held in the high school library from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.

The three board seats up are held by Erin Churchill, Kenny Garnsey and Lisa Ingerson. Thankfully, these three board members are running for another three-year term.

All three of these board members have young children in our district. Between the three of them, they have children in the Cape Elementary, Guardino Elementary, the middle school and, as of next fall, the high school. This allows for a well-balanced, well-focused commitment to all of our programs across the district within each building.

I have known each of these board members their entire lives, along with their families, as they were all born and raised within our district, and all attended and graduated from Thousand Islands. They have very successfully represented themselves, their families and the school district as students through their academics and their participation in athletics and music programs while at Thousand Islands.

From there, they have gone on to do the same as parents and now are informed, involved, committed TI school board members, and we are extremely fortunate to have them. Lisa Ingerson has many years of experience on the board, and Erin Churchill and Kenny Garnsey will run for their second term. They are all very involved with the education of our children, which is a very important and critical role, especially during these financially troubling times.

They are all very approachable and knowledgeable of all of the programs and opportunities available across the district at all grade levels, making great resources for any parent. I once again remind you to please get out and support our school district by voting, and I would encourage everyone to support and vote for the re-election of the three incumbent board members: Erin Churchill, Kenny Garnsey and Lisa Ingerson.

Dan Wiley

Cape Vincent

The writer served as a board member for the Thousand Islands Central School District for 15 years.

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