Below is a powerful letter from Kennebunkport’s Don Coburn – thank you Don!
To the editor,
On the June 13 ballot, I will be supporting my colleague, Tim Spang, who is a running for school board representative from Kennebunkport. I have known Tim for nearly two decades as an acquaintance, fellow business owner, and active resident of our town. He is concerned about the well-being and opportunities for every student.
Tim believes our schools should be preparing students for their futures, whether they are going on to traditional colleges, technical/vocational schools, or directly entering the job market. Using his construction industry expertise, I believe Tim is the perfect candidate to guide and advise the school board so that decisions are made that include the kids who are interested in the trades industry. Maine is lacking skilled trades men and women.
For the next academic year, there is a wait-list at the Sanford Regional Technical Center, which Kennebunk High School utilizes for its students interested in acquiring trades skills. We need to take a serious look at what can be done to accommodate our students who are missing out on this important opportunity.
Creating opportunities for students to reach their full potential is a top priority for Tim, and I completely endorse him and encourage all Kennebunkport voters to do the same.