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Stofko Seeks Re-election

May 15, 2019

Editor: It’s a given that school directors are and should be public servants. In spite of the fact that they receive no compensation, most work tirelessly at their duties. Criticism comes from people who have no idea what our obligations are. Some have the mistaken idea that we get paid. Anyone who seeks the office should familiarize themselves with the process by attending meetings years in advance, as I have done, to appreciate and learn what sitting members do. There are some members who have full-time jobs, but in spite of that, make themselves available. I count myself fortunate to be able to give the board the free time that I can. It’s a hands-on job for me, checking out the infrastructure along with maintenance checking on students and eve n the staff. During my tenure, I have assisted the board in making many money saving and tax saving changes, such as converting to centers, eliminating or combining staff and even buildings. The present board has always been cooperative and fruitful, in spite of the differences, we sometimes have. We have not allowed pettiness or competition to get in the way of our goals. For these reasons, I humbly ask for your vote to be re-elected. Gerald “Jerry” Stofko Wyoming Area School Board member EXETER