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Vote for change

Dear Editor:

Please vote for change in this fall’s RE-1 school board election, by selecting Bill Lamont and Debbie Bruell.

Bill Lamont is a highly accomplished professional who would bring wisdom, vision and diplomacy to the board. As Boulder’s planning director in the 1960s and ’70s, he led the effort to create that city’s renowned open space program. Since moving to Carbondale, he has organized Advocates for Carbondale Education (ACE), which has provided valuable input to the school district on communicating with parents and supporting teachers.

Debbie Bruell has served on the Carbondale schools’ Accountability Committee for the past three years and is a strong advocate for children, parents and teachers. In particular, she’s brought a pragmatic and insightful approach to problem solving at Crystal River Elementary.

Both candidates would bring fresh new ideas to a school board that has suffered from group-think and has been slow to react to parent concerns. Both would provide real leadership on issues such as biculturalism, standards and accountability.

Remember, this will be a mail-in ballot only. Everyone who resides in the RE-1 district can vote in all the contested races.

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Dave Reed

Carbondale

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