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My name is Bill Canavan, and I have decided to run for the Bedford Central School District Board of Education this spring. As a Bedford resident for the past 22 years, and a father of three children currently in the district, I believe that this is the ideal time for me to run for the BOE. Progress has been made here over the past year by the new Board of Education.
The Board’s recent adoption of a fiscally responsible budget that stays under the NYS property tax cap and puts money into the reserves is another indication that things are moving in the right direction.
I would like to join these hard working trustees to maintain the positive momentum that we have recently seen. For a decade, my view from the sidelines has been an unsettling one, as I’ve witnessed the problems plaguing our school district. I’ve wanted to pitch in and offer solutions, but now realize the best way to affect change is to actually serve at the board level.
As a scientist and successful entrepreneur who has just embarked on his 18th year in business, I believe that I am a most qualified candidate to analyze the data available to us, understand both sides of the equation and make the tough decisions that must be made for the overall welfare of our students and community. I pledge that as your elected representative on this board, I will work tirelessly for the betterment of our most important commodity and our future: our children.
I believe that academic excellence, balanced with fiscal sustainability can and will be a reality here with strong leadership and new ideas. We deserve great schools, strong property values and residents who are thrilled with both. This is a beautiful area, filled with talented families. I seek to inject more common sense into our school system and ask for your support. Please vote Marie Scanlan and Bill Canavan on May 16th