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Letter: Lord committed to school system

In regard response to Harold Sultzbaugh's June 14 letter stating his desire for a management team rather than retired teachers and administrators controlling the school board, I could not disagree more. Also, his fox and hen house analogy is just wrong.

The board of education has no authority to raise taxes. It must work with the money received from the state and county.

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Secondly, none of the other candidates running for the board are retired teachers or administrators, except one current school system employee. The others are parents who are interested in making sure that every dollar that is spent benefits the student in the most effective way.

I often roll my eyes when someone trots out "think of the children" to justify an action. It's an appeal to emotion and is used to circumvent logical debate. But in the case of who should decide how every precious taxpayer penny is spent, I think electing those who will consider them first is the best way to go.

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My husband, Bob Lord, endorsed by both the

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and the local teachers' associations, is a small business owner. He runs his successful banner and sign business with no debt. Any equipment purchases are planned and budgeted for. He is careful and consistent in making business decisions, and as a result the business is growing and thriving. He will apply the same principles to taxpayer dollars; after all, it is his money too.

In addition, as a parent with children in the school system for the next 11 years, he is committed the long-term success of Carroll County Public Schools. Common Core is likely a short term issue that will eventually be changed from the state level. In the meantime, he is dedicated to make it work for our students in our schools.

Please vote for Lord for board of education.

Regards,

Cindy Lord

Westminster


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