Millard says thanks, commits to open dialogue on OPRF

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This letter is to publicly express my heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who worked diligently to make my campaign for the District 200 school board successful.

To the dedicated faculty at the high school, to the special parents who belong to the Supported Education Association, to the members of APPLE, and to all three of our community newspapers, plus the Oak Park on-line newspaper that endorsed this candidacy, I am very grateful that you were willing to listen carefully to my perspective and to support an independent candidate.

Most of all, I need to thank each voter who punched 269.

But the long-term success of this campaign belongs primarily to the students, the faculty and staff of our high school, and the citizens of our villages for whom I will dedicate my service. I ask each of you to feel free to contact me if there is ever a time that I can help you, or when I need to be aware of a problem or concern related to the high school. I ask for your assistance in this endeavor so that I can represent all constituencies in the high school community fairly and honestly. We need to maintain an open dialogue about educational issues and activities in the high school that impact our villages.

Both of our communities owe our thanks to Paul Wolfman for his service on the OPRF board these last four years. My congratulations go to Valerie Fisher, Jacques Conway, and John Rigas, the other winners in the Dist. 200 election. I look forward to working with you, plus current members, Barbara Fernandez, Barry Greenwald, and Yasmin Ranney. We need all of you in our villages to work with the seven board members to be certain that Oak Park and River Forest High School continues to be among the very top high schools in the country.

Dietra D. Millard
D200 school board member-elect

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