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Teachers And Support Staff Endorse Ypsilanti Community Schools Board Candidates

Bob Eccles

The union representing teachers and support staff in Ypsilanti Community Schools is out with its list of school board candidate endorsements.  Only one of them is an incumbent.

Ypsilanti Community Schools Education Association President Kelly Powers says the endorsed candidates have a "great vision for the future of our district."  She says they "also see some of the concerns that are there and will address them in an appropriate manner."

The YCSEA and Support Staff is endorsing current board Vice-President Don Garrett, Jr. for a two-year term.  The union also likes two-year term candidates K.J. Miller, Ricky Jefferson and Meredith Schindler, but not to the point of endorsing them. 

For a four-year term the union endorses Ellen Champaign, Sharon Irvine and Djeneba Cherif. 

Two candidates will also win six-year terms on the school board, but Powers says they're only endorsing Bill Kurkjian there.

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