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March 5, 2014

Three-way race in Sandown for Timberlane Board

Incumbent Joseph Morris is being challenged by Joseph McKinnon and Donna Green to represent Sandown for a one-year term on the Timberlane Regional School Board.

Morris was appointed to the School Board in November after Roger Barczak resigned.

Green has served on the Budget Committee since 2012. At the deliberative session last month, Green led an unsuccessful attempt to cut the district’s budget by $2.4 million.

McKinnon did not respond to the questionnaire.

Name: Donna Green

Age: 57

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Did not divulge

Elective experience: Timberlane Regional Budget Committee, Sandown Planning Board.

What is the single most important issue facing the school board? In the last seven years, the district’s budget has increased 18 percent while enrollment has declined 17 percent with falling academic scores.

Name: Joseph Morris

Age: 55

Incumbent: Yes

Occupation: Restaurant owner

Elective experience: Sandown selectman

What is the single most important issue facing the school board? The focus is and always will be the children. Making decisions that are fiscally responsible and transparent without compromising education is also key.

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