John Thane, who has served on the Carroll school board for two terms, announced this week he is not seeking re-election.
Thane issued a statement that details his perspective and experiences gained during the last six years. Here are some of his comments:
"In the face of daunting economic challenges we have maintained a standard of excellence in education that prepares our students for their futures in a world where achieving success has grown much more competitive and complex. Even with dwindling state support and short- sighted political agendas, we continue to utilize our financial resources in a conservative yet effective manner. By carefully and methodically building our financial reserves to $30 million dollars we have protected our tradition of outstanding academics and extracurricular achievements. Most importantly, the primary focus has been, as it always should be, on our students."
Thane, a senior financial advisor, has served on Place 6. As of Feb. 20, two candidates have filed for the post.