The Victor Central School District is near and dear to our family. As parents, we have pleasantly lived and breathed nearly every aspect of the school experience.

We continue to enjoy the benefits of a public school education through our children’s strong VCSD foundations and subsequent life achievements.

As a former board of education member, I had the privilege of joining a group of women and men that always put students first. The genuine concern and camaraderie we shared for one common goal — giving our students, staff and community the very best we could — was never lost, even while balancing a required fiscal prudence.

With the 2017 budget vote approaching, I encourage you to reflect on everything Victor Central Schools has given you and your family. This community should be so proud.

Please show your pride and vote yes May 16.

Steve Martin