HCS Special Election: December 6, 2022 Megan Basile Biographical Information Megan Basile holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Nazareth College of Rochester. Honeoye was where she completed part of her student teaching requirement and began to make connections within the school community. She and her husband Louis have called Honeoye home for the past 13 years. They reside in Richmond with their three sons. Two of which attend Honeoye now with her third son beginning Kindergarten next Fall. Professionally, Megan is the owner and operator of her own Licensed Family Daycare within the Honeoye School District. She provides care for toddlers and young children. By providing a safe, nurturing environment within her home, she encourages Cognitive and Physical Development through Art Projects, Reading, Dramatic Play, and Exploration in Nature. Megan has served on the New York Rural Letter Carrier Association as Vice President/Treasurer of the Livingston County Chapter, served on the Honeoye COOP Nursery School Board, participated in PTA events, and has coached Honeoye Baseball along with Richmond Recreation Basketball. In her free time, she enjoys working with her family on their hobby farm and crocheting. “I am running for the Honeoye School Board because I would like to enhance the partnership with the school and community. Owning a small business in the community as a bridge for families with small children getting ready to enter the school setting, I intend to be a wonderful addition to the board. My vision is to build a better, safe community with a strong education system with an eye on fiscal responsibility.” said Basile. Whitney Cornish Biographical Information Hello Honeoye!If you are not already aware of who I am, my name is Whitney Cornish. I am AidenMike, Abree Mike and Matthew Mike-Zenyuch’s Mom. I am Devan Cornish’s wife. I amdaughter to John Mike and Patricia Keep. And lastly, I am a friend to many of my fellowcommunity members. These are the most important things that you need to know aboutme when placing your vote. I will include some of the things I am involved in, but really,you just need to know that simply, I’m human. I’m just a Mom, a Wife, a Daughter and aFriend who wants to do good. To be kind. And to make a positive change where changeis VERY needed. I have been an employee in Honeoye Central School District since 2018. I started as asubstitute and with a lot of patience and determination, I worked my way into a solidspot in the Nurses Office as Mrs. Tonkery’s secretary. Recently, I have made the choiceto pursue a different path career wise, so unfortunately that meant making the almostunbearable choice to leave the district. This meant not only leaving staff members and aplace I love so dearly, but most importantly it meant I would not be near each and everystudent that I know and have the upmost respect for. However, as we know all to well,sometimes in life we have to make hard choices. This difficult decision ultimately led meto my decision to run for this special Board of Education seat. By doing this, I can still beinvolved, and also work to help make Honeoye the very best district that I know it canbe. I have a perspective from the inside as well as the outside. I’m a parent. I’m acommunity member, I’m a safe space and I’m a former colleague. And I’m most recentlya huge advocate for mental health. On December 6, 2021, tragically my son Aiden passed away due to suicide. Over thepast year, I have gained not only a new set of eyes, but also a gift if you will. The abilityto help others become more aware of things unseen on a daily basis that truly needattention. Things that you don’t necessarily see unless you’ve lived through it. Since thistragedy, my family has built the Aiden J. Mike Campership opportunity that allows onestudent from Livonia where he attended, and one person from Honeoye where my twoyoung children attend, to go for a week long, fully paid for Wi-Fi and device freeexperience. I have developed Hear Something Say Something in his honor, to makeeveryone aware of the dangers that might happen when you do not speak up when youhear/see a situation. I am certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aide Responder, and Iactually use this daily. Though I no longer am an employee of the district, I am verymuch sought out for when it comes to not only these situations, but just being apresence in many of the students lives. Along with that, I also hold several positions on boards in town and within the school. Iam the Vice President of the PTA, and have held a seat in some position on the boardfor a few years now. I am the Vice President of the Honeoye Baseball and SoftballLeague in town. And lastly I hold a seat as a Trustee on the Honeoye Library Board. Sowith that, clearly you can see I care about not only the kids, but the town and my fellowcommunity members. I did not attend college, I was certified as a healthcare professional and worked myway up to working in an Operating Room at a nearby hospital. I quickly found that healthcare helped me with my goal in life which is to help others, but it didn’t quite fitwith the schedule I wanted to have. So I left healthcare and pursued working in theschool so I could be on their schedule. I could be present. Be on boards, coach, andjust be involved.If chosen, please know that I will do my absolute best to help in ways that I feel that I’mneeded at this point in time. I will take this very seriously, and I will be doing it all forYOU. For my children, for my family and for yours. Thank you,Whitney Cornish Carole Baker Biographical Information My name is Carole Baker and I am running for the open seat on the Honeoye CSDBoard of Education. I am a fiscal conservative with a long-term commitment to livingand working in the HCSD district, and I firmly believe that the success of the communityis closely linked with the success of the school. In our district we share the challenges of keeping students and staff safe, addressing academic and emotional recovery post-pandemic, declining enrollment, and of supporting financially stressed families. My focus as a board member will be on decisions that have a positive impact on students,staff, and facilities while representing the community, striving for academic excellence ina fiscally-responsible manner. I have taken the time over the past two years to attend many board meetings andbudget meetings, developing my understanding of just how important inclusive,collaborative, transparent and financially sound student-centered decision making is. Ibelieve as part of this that district residents are owed fiscal responsibility andtransparency in return for approval of the school budget and payment of taxes. Thedistrict’s combined fund balances have doubled in the past two years to $10.9M andmore money was collected then spent last year at a time when 50% of the elementarystudents were reading below grade level and 50% of the students taking algebrafailed. I will continue to be an advocate for improvement of the budgeting process inalignment with the comptroller’s guidance and to appropriately funding the unmet needsof today’s students. As someone who’s been a leader and manager of high-performing teams in researchfor over thirty years, I am able to utilize my education (MS – Nazareth) and experienceto support forward momentum in this district. I have the skills to listen to concerns,ability to manage budgets responsibly and the desire to maintain and improve studentprograms. I have the necessary time to devote to being a BOE member now that I amsemi-retired and my 3 children are grown. I enjoy taking on challenges, askingquestions, sharing my different perspectives and working collaboratively with others. It is my heartfelt belief that we owe the students every possible opportunity post-pandemic to catch up and maximize their chances for a successful future in partnership with the community. If elected I am committed to doing my best possible to achieve thisgoal. Thank you for your vote on Dec. 6.