1) Why are you running for school board? To continue the work the board has started. We are in the middle of a building project, and we have budget issues that are going to have to be addressed in the coming year, so I feel everything has not yet come to fruition and would like to see it through.
2) If elected, what do you hope to accomplish? With everything that I do, and every decision that I make, I keep the integrity of our district, our community, and our students first in mind. I hope to continue that philosophy, keep our tax rate low, have the best program offerings, and a staff that is second to none.
3) What is you opinion of the 2010-11 school budget? Given the cuts that have been proposed at the state level, I believe the budget did very well at retaining the best program for our students, eliminating as few staff as possible, and still maintained the level of excellence that should be here at Scotia-Glenville.
4) What would you bring to the school board? My open mind, my enthusiasm, my accessibility, and my experience. I am always in and around the schools and the community, so anyone staff, students, community members know that they can always talk with me about anything that may be on their mind. And if anyone has an issue or a concern they know that they will be heard.
Biography (100 words or less, please): Andrew Crapo is an information scientist at the GE Research Center. He and his wife Nancy live on an 85-acre farm in Glenville Hills. They are the parents of six children, all of whom started kindergarten at Glendaal and graduated from S-G High School. They have lived in the district for 30 years. Andy is an active volunteer in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he has served as a lay bishop, welfare farm manager, and in many other capacities. He has been active in scouting for many years and currently serves as an assistant scoutmaster. (99)