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by Lisa Brody, News Editor
07/20/2012 – Howard Baron, a retired Chrysler executive, has announced he is running for one of the three Bloomfield Hills School Board of Trustee seats that will appear on the November ballot.
A 21-year resident of Bloomfield Township, Baron said he became concerned about the combined high school debate over the last few years, and became involved in the community after retiring from Chrysler two years ago.
"I initially did not take sides in the high school debate but after reviewing documents and writing op-ed pieces, I then decided it was a better decision for the community and students to vote yes to unify the the two high schools," Baron said.
To the Editor:
I would like to thank all sides, the Board, administration, OBU, and B20/20, for their efforts to resolve the BHS high school issue. Everyone made their best case for why their arguments were the right ones. There is no longer any ambiguity over what this community wants its high schools to be in the future. The bond proposal was clear and the voting results overwhelming. This debate is over.
There are many other major issues, though, that this school district must address. Some of these issues are educational, some financial, and many both. They impact our children's education, people's lives and careers, and our tax dollars. They need to be discussed in an open and honest way and resolved so that, like the high school issue, we can make decisions as a community and move on.