As the parents of two York Suburban alumni, we have watched this school board election with interest.

Our children received excellent educations in York Suburban that prepared them to move forward in their chosen careers. Now, as empty nesters, we have proudly observed that this community is still committed to providing current students with that same excellence.

All parents are pleased to have good schools available while their children are of school age. The real test of civic responsibility is whether those parents, as empty nesters, are still proponents of good schools for other people's children.

We feel it is disgraceful to be supportive of York Suburban while your children are in school, and then choose to take budget action that will deny that same quality education to current students.

This type of selfishness is particularly disappointing to see in a candidate running for school board.

The ELECT Team is comprised of four empty nesters, the parents of 10 children who graduated from York Suburban. They would give back to the district by supporting the best possible education for current students. Vote for the ELECT Team: Emily Bates, Lynne Leopold-Sharp, Ellen Freireich and Cathy Shaffer.

Ruby and Mark Schmidt

Springettsbury Twp.