I am pleased that Empire school board president Nick Bavaro has decided to run for the Modesto Irrigation District Board of Directors. I served as assistant superintendent for business services at the Empire district for
20 years. I came to know and respect Bavaro for his leadership skills. He is truly an independent voice and many times as board president, he has brought board members together for quick and satisfactory resolution to conflicts over such things as budget issues and salary negotiations. He has earned the respect of union leaders, administrators, parents, teachers, classified staff and fellow board members.
MID and its ratepayers will benefit from having Bavaro's boardsmanship, diplomacy and leadership.