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Ulster school officials seeking education forum with Faso

Sep 11, 2017 12:45 pm

William J. Kemble is reporting in the Daily Freeman Kingston school trustees are disappointed that U.S. Rep. John Faso did not address education issues during the public forum recently held in Esopus. They want the Kinderhook Republican to meet with district leaders to answer questions that were not addressed. At a Board of Education meeting last week, one of the trustees said four board members attended the forum, but none of their questions were chosen during the 90-minute event. “There was not one question regarding education, which was a bit of a disappointment,” Suzanne Jordan said. “There’s a lot to worry about.” Jordan said board members want answers to questions about changing federal mandates, food standards, teacher training, and why there is a threat to remove Medicaid money from the schools. Jordan has suggested the Ulster County School Boards Association organize a multi-district meeting with Faso. “He likes to meet with smaller constituent groups, and I thought maybe he would be willing to set up a meeting with people interested in education,” she said. Faso spokesman John Lange said via email that a meeting could be arranged, but more information would be needed. “We can’t just agree to host forums by hearing about them through third-parties, and that we really know nothing about,..." Lange wrote. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.

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