Robinson seeks Londonderry council seat
On Monday, two-term School Board member John Robinson announced his plan to run for a Town Council seat. Robinson's School Board term expires in March.
"You do your best for a reasonable time, then you get out of the next person's way and move on to new ways to serve," Robinson said of his decision not to seek a third School Board term.
The School Board also has two vacancies coming up, with Chairman Nancy Hendricks' term also expiring.
Robinson, who has also served on the budget committees in Londonderry and Goffstown and is an active volunteer in programs such as Londonderry Old Home Day, the local school district's radio station and the Cub Scouts, said his reasons for seeking a Town Council seat are many.He said a move from School Board to Town Council makes sense because "it's time to stop thinking of town and school as unrelated entities.""Ultimately, taxpayers write a single check no matter who spends the money," Robinson said. "As a School Board veteran, I want to help restart quarterly or semi-annual joint meetings of the School Board and Town Council."
As Londonderry's largest employer, the local school district would do better to work closer with the municipality in the future, Robinson added."We need to get rid of silliness like the town billing the school district to provide ambulances at football games," he said. "We need to seek ways to increase sharing of resources, such as office spaces and recreational facilities."
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