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The Port Washington School District has two of the things it needs to move forward as it prepares for the future of our community's children: those being the construction bond and next year's operating budget. Now it needs two more things, those being the resignations of board members Richard Sussman and John Zimmerman.

With pupil enrollment levels rising, with major construction about to commence and with union contracts under negotiation, we need board members who will concentrate their efforts on education and the business of the district, not on each other. For too long a running battle for public opinion has been waged in the local press by these two. Now it has spilled over into calls for involvement of the State Education Commissioner's office and allegations of assault.

It is assumed that both of these gentlemen sought seats on the board to bring constructive thoughts and positive action to that body. While they may have been able to do that once, they now bring shame and embarrassment on our community instead.

If they both truly wish to serve Port Washington and its children, they can best do so by stepping down and leaving the task to others.

Kenneth J. Buettner


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