I support the re-election of Sara Dixon Spivy for the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education. During her first four years on the D200 board, Sara has demonstrated that she is a thoughtful, professional, engaged and intelligent leader.

She has worked tirelessly to help improve opportunities for all students at the high school. She worked to create the Culture, Climate and Behavior Committee to address disproportionate discipline of African-American students. She also co-founded the Tri-Board Equity Committee to promote needed coordination between the high school and school districts 90 and 97.

Sara has demonstrated strong fiscal stewardship. She understands and capably balances complex (and sometimes competing) issues, such as thinking strategically about the tax strain placed on our community while understanding the need to make certain crucial facility improvements in a very old school building. During her first term on the D200 board She also has worked collaboratively with the other taxing bodies in Oak Park and River Forest, helping to foster a spirit of cooperation and a desire to find efficiencies that benefit all of us.

The local election on April 2 matters, and Sara’s voice is needed on the D200 board.  Please vote and make a difference for our children and our community. I hope you will join me in supporting Sara Dixon Spivy.

Bob Tucker

Oak Park village trustee

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