Rich Amato took the third seat on the Kingston School Board beating out Rev. James Childs. I'm very disappointed to learn this news. Rev. Childs' ideas for the district are much more in line with my vision for the future of the district. Amato's victory and the defeat of the budget, and the candidacy of Childs, Costen, and my own is disturbing on many levels. This shows the low turn out was an anti-district vote.
I like Rich Amato on a personal level but his ideas are wrong for the board. It's easy to pander and talk about taxes being too high and administrators being over paid, it's a whole other story to offer realistic solutions to address these concerns. Nonetheless, Mr. Amato won fair and square and I wish him the best and I just hope he does the right thing.
It's disappointing that in a district as diverse as the Kingston City School District, we now have no representation from the African American community.