As a mother to a first-grader and future kindergartener at Longfellow, I am writing to support the District 97 referenda. One of the most important factors in my family's decision to move to Oak Park was the quality of its public schools. I believe that an increase in taxes is worth every penny in order to ensure Oak Park continues to provide the quality education its public school system is renowned for.
In the grand scheme, the tax increase is nominal. To those who do not support the referenda or are undecided, I urge you to attend an informational session regarding the referenda.
Vote Yes for our children and their education.