The record speaks for itself

"If it ain't broke, why fix it," is an inappropriately ungrammatical question to ask in a school board race, but it can't be avoided when looking over the candidates for the Poland Board of Education.
Poland schools are providing a high-quality, well-rounded education for their students. The buildings are in excellent condition, although some improvements are being planned. And the Poland Local School District has one of the lowest millage rates in Mahoning County.
The challenge: Given all that, the challengers would have to make a powerful case for replacing the two incumbents, Laura Stacy, who has been on the board for 12 years, and Hugh Gunn, who has been on for 16.
One of the challengers, Frank DeVito, suggests that Poland schools should place a stronger accent on technology and that the board would profit by having a new member whose children are still in the Poland schools. But his argument does not rise to the level necessary to persuade us that either Stacy or Gunn should be replaced.
The Vindicator endorses the incumbents based on their records of achievement and their pledge to continue to provide Poland taxpayers with fiscally sound management and its students with fine educations.
The fourth candidate, Jeff Kosec, did not attend an endorsement interview with editors.