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Letter: Ardinger defended CRTC

The Concord Regional Technical Center, a regional career and technical high school, serves 27 local towns and cities including all of the high school students residing in District 15.

When we were in crisis a few years back, Kass Ardinger, as a member of the Concord School Board, was a true supporter. She, along with the entire board at the time, made sure that regardless of unanticipated and significant state budget cuts, the CRTC would continue to function in 2011 and 2012.

The voice of the board showed that the welfare of students, not just from Concord but from Henniker, Warner and Hopkinton (and 22 other towns at that time), were their priority. That vote to “keep the lights on” was not easy because it placed a potentially large financial burden upon the Concord School District (which thankfully never materialized due to a strong grassroots campaign, led statewide by the CRTC community, to successfully persuade the Legislature to put the funds back in the budget).

Kass, like Sen. Sylvia Larsen, is a strong advocate for all aspects of Career and Technical Education. She shows genuine interest in all of our endeavors, and goes out of her way to support our students and programs.

STEVE ROTHENBERG

Contoocook

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