I am an advocate for the students of the York Suburban School District, their parents and grandparents. My goal is to prepare our young people for the roles they will play as active, productive citizens after graduation.

For the past two years, I have been attending York Suburban school board meetings, committee meetings and student extracurricular events.

This pro-active participation is a continuation of my 16 years as a York Suburban school board member. After two years off the board, I am concerned that the interests and concerns for the students are taking a backseat to economics.

Yes, the school board must be fiscally responsible, but it must not sacrifice York Suburban's outstanding academic and co-curricular programs for financial expediency.

That is why I am running for the York Suburban school board and I would appreciate your support in the May 21 primary election.

Ellen C. Freireich

Springettsbury Twp.