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November 1, 2012

News and Tribune letters: Nov. 1, 2012

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Reader urges vote for Boisseau

Vickie Boisseau is running for Greater Clark County Schools board. She started her career of 37 years with Hillerich & Bradsby in an entry-level position of purchasing clerk and is now director of account services. She is a lifelong resident of Clark County, married for 38 years and mother of two daughters and grandmother of four grandchildren.

She has served as a board member for the Greater Clark Educational Foundation for the past three years, raising funds for the ACT Testing Initiative and the Advanced Placement Scholarship Program. Vickie believes we should arm our children with knowledge, skill and preparation. We can accomplish this only through safeguarding their educational resources.

Greater Clark is a $100 million corporation, one of the largest school districts in the area, and should be run as a business for educating kids. Dysfunction within the school board shifts the focus from educating children to the dynamics of personal politics.

Vickie wants to restore professionalism and respect to the board to better serve students, teachers, parents and the community. Currently, enrollment is down due to private schools and family relocations. With the potential of River Ridge attracting more businesses and families to the area, it is important to offer a strong school system focused on excellent educational opportunities.

Vickie has no personal agenda; she sees a board that could benefit from her business sense and personal demeanor. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker, who does her research. She accepted no special interest monies, but has paid for her campaign with her funds and small donations from family and friends.

She will not accept the school corporation’s insurance policy. Vickie will donate half of the board of trustee pay to the Greater Clark Educational Foundation. She’s not looking for a job, she’s looking to serve the public by bringing her business skills to enriching the educational environments for our kids.

My friendship with Vickie Boisseau goes a long way back and we serve as members of the St. Augustine Parish/Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Vickie is very active within the community, serving as a board member with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Arthritis Foundation. She helps nonprofits in their fundraising for various causes, (breast cancer, charities, civic groups, etc.)

I am proud to endorse Vickie Boisseau for Greater Clark County School Board of Trustees. I hope you will vote for Vickie. Our kids deserve better.

— Linda Stephens, Jeffersonville

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