September 22, 2021

Supporting McDonald for Re-election to Continue Important Work of First Term

To the Editor:

We enthusiastically support Brian McDonald for re-election to the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education because his service to our community and our schools has been exemplary, and he leads with integrity. He is a good person who uses his considerable intellect and skills to benefit others. We appreciate Brian’s thoughtful approach to service where he works to build consensus.

Brian’s first term on the Board of Education has been marked with achievement that has benefited our children and our town. With his background in finance, facilities, and planning, he has been instrumental in helping the administration develop a new budget process that is more transparent and that meets the needs of the district. Significantly, his efforts helped to eliminate a budget imbalance and reduce expenses by hundreds of thousands of dollars. He is an advocate for community input and advice as well as a champion for the health and wellness of students.

Brian is a collaborator and problem solver — the kind of person you’d hope would be wrestling with tough issues like inclusion, equity, school climate and culture, increasing enrollment, aging facilities, and learning in the 21st century. Most importantly, Brian works for the good of all our children with no agenda other than working to improve our schools where needed.

We hope you will vote for Brian McDonald for Board of Education on November 2, or during early voting from October 23 through October 31, or with vote by mail ballots. We believe Princeton would be well served to have Brian continue the important work he has been doing during his first term.

Fern and Larry Spruill
Oak Lane

Walter and Mary Bliss
Moore Street