Thank you for your interest in our community and our schools. Thank you for you interest and attention to the issues at hand. During my campaign over the preceding weeks I have met a lot of wonderful and dedicated folks who truly care about the future of the district and our children.
As many of you know I am opposed to closing Marine, Oak Park and Withrow Elementary schools. In order to keep these schools open, all three open seats for next year must be filled with candidates who would like to halt progress on the BOLD initiative. As many of you know each of us can vote for three candidates.
In order to attempt to help consolidate votes for the same three individuals and not ‘water down the vote’ I am suspending my campaign as of today. I feel keeping these schools operational is too important to let my ego get in the way of the greater good.
I ask that you carefully consider your votes, being mindful of the consequences that closing these schools may have on the social fabric of this unique district.
I plan to stay active in a more background role to help the district if and when I can.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about my decision. I wish ISD 834 the brightest of futures and thank you all so much for your support and love of our community!