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The Waynesfield Goshen schools and its community are at a crossroads. We are experiencing an all-time low in school and community morale. This is in addition to years of low test scores, which if not remedied, will likely result in the loss of state funding and of young families staying in the community.

This is only made worse by leadership that does not have the same sense of urgency I have as a parent with school-age children. Our community is ready for change. We are willing to work for it and assist in any way. However, we lack a leader who is willing to accept the responsibility for poor curriculum, administration and to provide direction for quality in education that our community desires.

We are in need of a leader who can exhibit the integrity to ignore the blame game, to build unity in the school and community and to produce and implement a precise plan for improving Ohio Achievement Assessments this year while preparing for future national standards. We need someone able to capitalize on the talents and potential of our exceptional teaching staff and students.

How will this happen? I can only wonder. At the last two board meetings, I was proud to witness the large numbers in our community who attended in support of change.

We donít want excuses. We want results. We expect excellence in education, and we want a leader who will take us there.

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