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Peirce for School Board; yes on 103

Dear Editor:

Aspen is again fortunate to have three capable candidates running for the Aspen School District Board of Education. I would like to share with you the excellent contributions one of those candidates have made to the Aspen School District.

During the time I served as the superintendent of ASD, I had the pleasure of working with Sandra Peirce in her service on the District Accountability Committee and the School Accountability Committees for both the middle school and high school. Her leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of the Aspen students was greatly appreciated. She was instrumental in the success of three different bond and/or mill levy elections during the seven years I served. She and Roxanne Willsky coordinated the publicity and communication efforts for all three elections, which contributed to the passage of all initiatives.

She is always willing to serve where needed, including principal search committees, the college fair and the Valley Partnership. These activities have provided her with a perspective that will be very beneficial to her service on the school board. She is an excellent reflective thinker who listens to all sides of an issue before making any decision. I urge you to give her your most serious consideration when marking your ballot.

I would also encourage all voters to vote yes on Proposition 103. It is not a long-term solution to Colorado’s education funding issues, but will buy Colorado some time to evaluate their tax policies for needed changes, without taking more from Colorado’s kids.

Finally, I would like to thank Laura Kornasiewicz and Fred Peirce for their outstanding service to the Aspen School District as members of the Board of Education. They are both excellent board members who have accomplished a great deal during their time on the board. They will be greatly missed.

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The opinions expressed in this letter are those of Diana Sirko, private citizen, and are not representative of the state of Colorado or the Colorado Department of Education.

Diana Sirko

Aspen