I am writing to thank Keith Kelsey for his service to our community and wish him and his family the best. When Keith had to resign from the RSD 17 Board of Education, he could think of no one better to replace his seat than Jim Lippert, and I agree. Jim formerly served on the BOE from 2007 – 2011. He is a retired partner of the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, and taught auditing for 3 years at City University of New York.
Jim respects the fact that he serves several stakeholders on the BOE. With school budgets accounting for approximately 80% of our taxes, first and foremost, he serves the taxpayers of both Killingworth and Haddam. In his previous term on the BOE, Jim stayed true to his promise to introduce more fiscal responsibility in the task of educating our children. School budgets decreased dramatically during his term while also maintaining a sound education program for our children. His financial background prepared him well to review and provide feedback to the Superintendent to better control spending.
Moving forward, Jim is prepared again to continue to provide a sound education for our students without creating further financial deficiencies.
Jim has our vote on March 5th.
Killingworth Republican Town Committee