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Residents will be asked to elect two trustees to the Board of Education. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes, including write-ins, will each be elected to one of the following terms: a) one, five-year term, commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring June 30, 2022 and b) to complete the term of May 17, 2017 to June 30, 2018 to fill the vacancy left by a former board member who moved out of the district. Two individuals have submitted candidate petitions. Lisa Levett is the incumbent and she is seeking re-election. Jason ReQua is also running for the open seat. You may also write in candidate’s names, but in no case can you vote for more than two candidates in total.

Name: Lisa Levett

Address: 16511 Roosevelt Highway, Kendall, NY

Employment: 

  • Math AIS teacher at Albion Central School District for 2 years
  • Office Manager at Kludt Farms since 2004

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics

Family: Husband, Russ; daughter, Grace (seventh grade); and son, Evan (fifth grade)

School/Community Activities:

  • Kendall Board of Education member since August 2016 to complete Chris Gerken’s term
  • Active member at Concordia Lutheran Church as a committee chair, Sunday School teacher and head of annual Corn Beef Dinner
  • Active with Kendall’s Food Cupboard

What motivates you to run for the Kendall Board of Education?
I am a lifelong member of this community; I was born and raised in this town. I am a graduate of the Kendall school district. I have seen the transition from a curriculum I am familiar with to a common core-driven one. I bring insight from both a parent’s perspective and an educational one. I recognize our ongoing endeavor to bring the best out of our schools as we continue to try to increase enrollment, adapt and keep up with technology, and strengthen sports and extracurricular programs that face a diminishing number of participants. Above all, I hope to maintain and support the commitment to excellent academics and character-building that I experienced as a student in the district. I hope to keep our schools true to the heart of Kendall that I have always known. 

Name: Jason ReQua

Address: 39 Cook Road, Hamlin, NY

Employment: Field Rep for Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #3; worked as a foreman/superintendent for 25 years

Education: Kendall grad, completed one year of college and four years of apprenticeship in ceramic tile and masonry

Family: Wife, Tina; daughters, Antonia, a junior in college, and Taylor, a junior at Kendall

School/Community Activities: Coach for modified girls’ soccer and JV girls’ soccer teams, assistant coach for varsity girls’ soccer team and assistant coach for wrestling team

What motivates you to run for the Kendall Board of Education?
I’d like to see our district continue to be fiscally responsible, but give our kids as many opportunities as we can. Our teachers are the best in the area and our students’ successes reflect that, so we are moving in the right direction. Our enrollment is declining, so we need to make cost-effective choices. We need to think outside the box. We should be at the leading edge of combining our buying power with other districts. We need to look at combining some athletic teams so that younger athletes are not forced to play up a level just to form a team. Combining the wrestling team with Holley this year is an example of how combining teams works well. We don’t have to combine all teams, just where it makes the most sense. We have a responsibility to offer all kids the same opportunities.
 


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