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Sacred Oak, Reading, PA 19606
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Sacred Oak, Reading, PA 19606
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I am Candice Corle, a current Director of project management with an extensive background in finance and leadership development. I am a wife of 10 years, a 4 year Oley resident and a parent to 4 wonderful children; a 9 year old in 3rd grade, a 5 year old in preschool and twins that are 2. I am vested for the next 16 years+ with a personal interest in preserving and improving the quality of our school system. I believe in quality public education for our current and future students and I believe in the power of socioeconomics and its impact on our children.
Parents should have a seat at the table, they should have visibility and influence on all decisions made for their children. I am running for the Oley Valley School Board to bring transparency, courage to fight for our children, integrity and leadership. My main priority is policy and regulations for the board. We need to be held accountable and responsible for our actions. We need to make certain residents' concerns are addressed, not dismissed so that the Board takes community input into consideration when making decisions impacting the community.
I have a strong project, finance, alliance and contract management background that will help guide the team strategically through renegotiations and future business decisions. I have attended and lead multiple leadership development courses, supporting business professionals through their career development journeys. I am an extremely fair and honest person, who will continue to model the epitome of Oley values, morally and ethically.
I have been an active Coach and/or Mentor in the Soccer Community for the last 30 years Starting in Quakertown, PA from 1989-1999; Cape Fear, NC from 2005-2006; Boyertown, PA from 2009-2010 and Oley Youth, PA from 2017-2018. I am an active volunteer at the Lehigh Humane Society, specializing in aggressive breed rehabilitation with my husband Tom Corle. I am an active volunteer for the Neurofibrosis (NF1), Childhood Tumor Foundation, supporting annual charity events led by my brother and his family.
I have taken the time to listen to our community and they are looking for an advocate, one who will represent them, continue to pressure for fact based education, fact based decision making and someone who is there to serve the community and the children. I am willing to be the voice for the people who don't always feel comfortable expressing their dissatisfaction but who feel that our Board and Administration are failing our children. I will continue to pressure the other board members to uphold the same ethics and morals the community of Oley expects and deserves.
It is the 20 year anniversary of 9/11; I have had an opportunity to reflect on selfless decisions I have made throughout my life. When the twin towers collapsed, I knew it was the first test given by god. What will you do? I joined the Marine Corps, at just 18/19 years old and spent the next 4 years fighting in the middle east to restore American Freedom and fight to obtain Iraqi Freedom. I share this with you to provide visibility into my character, which explains my preparedness to fight for those who may not be able to fight for themselves. I share this with you because even after being in a highly stressful situation for years at a time, I still managed to obtain my Psychology Degree, Masters in Business Administration and Project Management Professionals Associates Certificate. Nothing is more important than our children, I will fight for them, I will fight for the parents, and I will fight for what is morally and ethically right for the Oley Valley School District.
The Oley Valley School District, Board and Administration, have been identified by some of the community as ambiguous and lacking clarity, with their largest concern being the board's obscure spending. After listening to the constituency, I firmly believe there are several areas of concern that require further investigation; was the withheld information to satisfy legal constraints, inexperience or just absolute negligence?
If we take the most recent large expense, the "Security Thresholds," and map the series of events leading up to installation, you can see why some were upset. A security concern/threat was identified a few years earlier, which could have negatively impacted our children. Prior to the new thresholds when a visitor arrived at one of the schools, the front office would ask over an intercom who was there. They would buzz the person in, allowing the visitor free access to the school(s). The plan was to spend $300k on 3 "Security Thresholds," (one at each school) which would provide a layer of protection for the students from the visitor.
This question still remains unanswered, "if our 'concern' years prior was the safety of the children, why was there no risk mitigation plan put into effect, ensuring no visitors had the opportunity to walk through the school(s) unsupervised?" Or was the mitigation plan previously in place poorly utilized or too cumbersome to implement hence the enhanced security thresholds.
When addressing the question regarding transparency, overlaying with the communities concern with frivolous spending, we have a Board and an Administration that may have had the best intentions, but failed to create and implement the best plan of action. Therefore this creates concern echoing throughout the community, casting a shadow upon the potential for corruption, negligence and general lack of oversight.
If voted in as a BoD, I would work with the Board and Administration in creating appropriate action plans for all spending, weighing alternate options and risks to ensure funding is not spent on undefined and unclear expenses. The question and concern was not, "are the doors necessary or needed" but "could the board put forth enough information to inform the community to reduce these concerns prior and up to the release of funding." Transparency is successful when leadership can deliver a clear message and information that all people in our community have a clear understanding of what is occurring in their schools. Transparency leads to open environment for our children and staff to flourish in as they pursue excellence.
Note: You know when someone/a group is being transparent when problems are solved faster, relationships are built easily, you trust them, they are responsive to all questions (not just some) and you believe the team is working for the community. If you cannot say this is true or there is a contrast, then you agree the board is not transparent.
As a United States Marine Veteran, I have lived through many attempts of the government intruding on my rights, under the guise of "you signed up for this, therefore you have no rights," and it's a funny space, when you are fighting for American Freedom, while having no freedom of your own. While the belief is, you have no freedom, in actuality I had more freedom then, than we are perceived to have today!
The question here is not "how would I advocate for those with opposing views," I actually don't need to. You are free to think and feel, act and do, speak and say, whatever you want. We fought so you could have that freedom and that right and we must continue to fight for you to have that freedom and that right! If elected onto the board this will not change, I will not tell you not to think or not to feel, to not act or what to do, how to speak and what to say, nor make any decisions for you that are not mine to make. As long as you are not physically harming, bullying, harassing another individual, the school (board and administrations) have no place in taking on that role!
No one can infringe on my rights or yours, and we need to remember this, the board needs to remember this!
Back to the social concerns; vaccinations have been 'required' in some public school system, in as early as 1850, but not widely enforced until the 1970's. By 1977 the "Childhood Immunization Initiative" was setup by the government creating vaccination 'mandates'. At this time, state laws established requirements, mechanisms for enforcement and rules for exemptions. Vaccinations have drastically increased from the 1970's of only 7 (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio (OPV), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) to 12 in 2020 (Tetanus+, Diphtheria+, Pertussis+ (Tdap), HPV, Meningococcal conjugate (serogroups A,C,W,Y), Influenza, Meningococcal serogroup B, Measles+, Mumps+, Rubella+ (MMR), Hepatitis B, Varicella and Polio). Now this is a 40% increase of vaccination requirements in just 40 years, if we add COVID-19, that will be greater than 50%.
So at what point will a line be drawn? At what point do we say "no that's enough?" Does the country, our community, feel that by pressuring others into compliance we are actually making everyone safer and healthier? Or is this creating concern among the community, where fear and uncertainty take over one's thinking?
When you are a public educating body, with no 'certification' or experience into thealthcare or 'drug to drug' interactions, you should not be enforcing vaccinations or masking. You should not even be hiring individuals to enforce prophylactic treatments, because you are not qualified to do either. It is important to recognize an Educator's place in each hierarchy of government, and the school board and the administration have no authority, no qualification or certification to enforce prophylactic, therapeutic or mitigation type of treatments. I will continue to stand strong on this view; this belongs to the individual or the parent if under 18 years, in direct collaboration with their primary care provider (a medical professional intimately involved in their medical journey).
Where are someone's morals and ethics, when they tell you, "you have to do something for the safety and health of another individual" when you are not in control of another's life and their choices? This is especially damaging when putting that pressure on a child. Can you imagine the psychological effects and damage this will create? Or we tell a child that the children who are opposed to certain views are inconsiderate, bad people, degenerates, conspiracy theorists, etc.
This week, I heard children in our own school were 'mask shaming' other children for improper wear of masks. This is a form a bullying, remember 'hate has no place here'! No child should make fun of those who chose to mask and the same goes for the reverse!
In summary, I will continue to fight for our education system to focus on educating our children and stop pressuring them into social discomforts and/or intruding on their rights. I will make sure all children of Oley, leave the school understanding that we have freedoms and rights, and in order to keep them, we have to fight for them! I will make sure that the board deliberates on ALL mandates and orders delivered by higher governing officials, and it will be my goal to deliver transparency to the community. It is ok to say, "We cannot do anything about this now, we have to follow orders BUT [enter their plan] to pursue suite against these unconstitutional orders!" If you chose to vaccinate or not, mask or not, our individual responsibilities are to manage our own health and not make health decisions for our neighbors!