Vote today for Town and School Representatives from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at Strafford Town Hall. http://www.strafford.nh.gov
The Strafford School Board Candidates who have attended Strafford Town Republican Committee Round Tables are: Jim Rousseau, Kerry McMahon, and Don Clifford. Tomorrow’s Vote for School Board Members is vital to bringing the simple knowledge of a seesaw’s balance to realizing excellence in achievement can be got within reasonable dollars. Just ask the New England Patriots if salary caps limit winning.
Jim had planned to share this at our weather cancelled round table tonight:
Hill Library is closing early today and so we will skip meeting in March and reconvene back at the standard second Tuesday of the month with the Round Table Discussion of the Strafford Town Republican Committee. We will meet at at the standard time and location of Hill Library from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in April on the 10th. Enjoy the snow!
Since Hill Library will be closed all day today due to snow, there will be no meeting this evening for the Strafford Town Republican Committee. We will see you in January on the 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Hill Library.
The Hill Library may be open later. They are playing it by ear and so will we for our Monthly Roundtable scheduled this evening, the 12th from 6:30 to 8:00.
Jim Rousseau is hoping you might consider contacting the Strafford School Board to support his efforts to fill the vacancy on the board with Carol Lord’s departure:
Jim Rousseau says:
Good Day fellow Republicans.
This is the first I have posted on this page and do so in campaigning for a seat on the Strafford School Board. I have been active in following the administration of our school through attendance of school board meetings, publishing video of these meetings and offering commentary on social media since January 2016; and now I wish to support our community through direct involvement.
By my understanding, I would become the only board member with children attending Strafford School. Being a parent with children in school, I am invested in ensuring their education comes first. I have had one child go through our school and graduate to Coe Brown. I have a child attending the 8th grade and our youngest is attending kindergarten. I hear from my kids about their day at school. I attend school functions and have even done some contract work for the school. I believe this brings a unique perspective that can help our board.
I have a business background having run my own technology company for 14 years and now work as an executive for a technology company. I believe my business experience working within the corporate environment as well as a business owner can be an asset to the board. I have been a soccer coach and ski coach for young kids, spending decades working with them to build team relationships and lifelong friendships. It still puts a smile on my face as I see some of ‘my kids’ move onto college while maintaining the relationships they built when they were 8 and doing snow plows.
I have taken an interest in the Collective Bargaining Agreement contract, investing time and effort to understand it for myself and educate others about it. My views on this contract have been well documented and, overall, well received by our community. Although I have my fair share of detractors, I believe I can represent the will of the community as we continue negotiations.
Detractors have suggested my lack of attendance and online personality would be a distraction to me being on this board. I would like to answer to these concerns openly. When you are not formally committed to attending a meeting, other priorities can come into play. Although I have not made every meeting, I have made more than most. I would be committing to the community to show up to our meetings and other responsibilities I would be volunteering for. This board and serving my community would become my priority.
Regarding my online personality, I clearly understand I need to represent my views differently when serving the public vs. being a member of the public. My job will be to put our kids’ education first. I recognize I will have a role in listening to our tax payers equally and providing input to being fiscally responsible. I understand there will be different rules for me to abide by when being an administrator of public will than that of a voice in the crowd. I believe the fact that I have created conversation and education within our community should not be over-shadowed by the few vocal detractors.
I believe my skills, involvement and perspective make me a suitable candidate for this interim position. If selected I will commit my time and effort into representing the will of the Town of Strafford, be a champion towards continued success of our administration and work to support the needs of our teachers because this what it is to support our students; my children.
I hope to answer questions and take comments and direction from our community for this is a position of public service. I thank you in advance for your support.