Thanks for Support

Jan 31, 2018

To the Editor:

Now that the special election for the Surf City seat on the Long Beach Island Board of Education has passed, I would like to thank those who supported my candidacy.

Although I did not win, the assistance and encouragement I received was overwhelming. My hope is now that Mr. McMenamin has won the seat his eyes will be opened to the wonderful education the LBI district affords our students.

I am proud of my 35 years serving as Surf City’s representative and know that my contributions will continue despite my absence from the board table.

At my first LBI Board of Education meeting 35 years ago the issue at the time was consolidation of the two school buildings. Thirty-five years later it is still the “elephant in the room.”

All citizens of our district should become active by attending board meetings and not rely on secondhand information. Misinformation does a disservice to us as a community. Education of our children is the first and foremost job of a school district. Please aid our local board in its mission by being vigilant and vocal.

Allyn Kain

Surf City



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