Note: The following news release was submitted by Saucon Valley School Board candidate Sandra Miller (Inc.), who is running in the May 16 primary election. A total of eight candidates–including two incumbents–are running for four open seats on the board. All have been invited to share a statement with Saucon Source readers. A story with links to the individual candidate profiles will be posted on Saucon Source in advance of a public candidates forum Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Dewey Fire Co., 502 Durham St., Hellertown.
Sandra Miller, 55
- Graduate of Saucon Valley High School
- BA from Penn State University
- Masters of Public Administration, Penn State University
- Married with two sons who graduated from Saucon Valley High School
It is an honor to be in my 12th year as a School Director at Saucon Valley. I manage my family’s business and work as a consultant in advocacy efforts for the Campaign for Fair Education Funding. I grew up in Saucon Valley and have returned to raise my family in the district that I attended many years ago!
I support the educational programs at Saucon Valley and believe that it is important for me to continue my participation on the Board as the district faces difficult fiscal challenges in the coming years. The district is currently running a deficit and will continue to do so in the near future. Saucon Valley, like many other school districts, is burdened by the state mandates that are out of our fiscal control. Our financial situation will require a dedication to the students while we move through these difficult fiscal times. I believe that my experience will assist the district on this journey and will provide a platform for balancing the community and student body’s needs. In addition, we will be hiring a new Superintendent this summer and I believe that my experience will be valuable in the transition.
Having a quality school district enhances the whole community, as it functions as the hub for our citizens and a respected district maintains our property values. The district will need to continue to invest in curriculum and staff development as we move into more complex times for education, even as we face fiscal constraints.
I am proud of the district and the wonderful students who are academically, artistically and athletically talented and would appreciate the opportunity to continue my small part in its success as a member of the School Board.