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School board candidates to support

Dear Editor:

Tuesday, Nov. 7 is Election Day. There are local, county, and statewide races on the ballot. Your vote matters at the local level, because you are electing the individuals that shape policy and determine budgets for your local schools.

The Carlisle Area School District serves more than 5,100 children in the Carlisle and Mt. Holly Springs Boroughs and North Middleton and Dickinson townships. There are a number of individuals running for a four-year term on the school board. I would recommend you consider voting for:

Anne Lauritzen, who has family connections to the military, is a strong champion of career and technology education as well as arts, music, sports and other extracurricular activities, and who supports prudent long-range planning.

Brian Guillaume, who is a Carlisle High School graduate, has engineering experience, and chairs the district’s property committee, as well as co-leading a local organization that supports families who have children with Down’s Syndrome.

Deborah Sweaney, who is an active community volunteer, particularly with the Cumberland County Historical Society and other organizations, and who champions family and community engagement in the school district.

Rick Coplen, who is a military retiree, champions for districtwide efforts to improve literacy and increase academic achievement, and is active in community efforts to support veteran’s access to higher education and training.

These individuals are committed to quality public education. Please vote on Nov. 7. Your vote matters!

Paula Bussard

Dickinson Township