Editorial: Craig Spicer for Putnam school board

LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette Craig Spicer-Candidate for the Putnam County School Board.

Dr. Craig Spicer has served on the Putnam County Board of Education for 16 years and deserves to be elected to another four-year term.

Spicer, a dentist, is a friendly and attentive school board member. He rightly cites the Putnam school systems’ accomplishments during his tenure — better than average test scores and the construction of much needed new schools after voters approved a $57 million bond sale. Putnam is now at the end of a building phase to catch up to the last 20 years of population growth. Now, the county is implementing new state standards, which Spicer wants to see done without losing any Putnam County requirements that may be more rigorous.

Two other school board members, William “Butch” Legg and Rob Cunningham, are also seeking one of the three open seats in the non-partisan election on May 13. Residents vote countywide, but state law allows no more than two people from any one magisterial district to serve at one time. Essentially, Spicer is the only one in a contested race.

Spicer believes the Putnam school board has improved communications and gained trust among county residents over the previous years. He talks about giving students all the tools they need to thrive in a local, state and global economy, and we recommend him for re-election.

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