Avalos is the most qualified for D90

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We have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives of the District 90 school board candidates. Of particular note, is the campaign between Katie Avalos and Steve Lefko. Without a doubt, Katie Avalos is the most qualified candidate.

Over the last few months, the D90 board prepared to vote on the Roosevelt schedule change. There were heated debates and a learning curve for many. Katie engaged in respectful discourse in this process. She shared information from her experience as the PTO school board liaison, imparted a solid understanding of why changes were proposed, and reached out to board members and D90 staff to gain the best understanding. She was willing to ask questions but also look for solutions.

Katie understands the district's strengths and weaknesses. She is an independent thinker and knows where we can be better. She wants D90 to remain a welcoming and safe environment for all kids. She has respect for our teachers as our district's greatest resource and values their opinions and experiences.

She works for the Community of Congregations, a local organization that strives to open communication across boundaries of faith. This work gives her the tools for effective listening and collaboration. Katie will use these qualities to improve transparency and communication.

We wholeheartedly endorse Katie Avalos. Her common-sense approach is a breath of fresh air. She will keep our schools strong and will keep us well-informed. She is the best choice. We need Katie. Katie needs you. Vote for her on April 2!

With proud enthusiasm and many years of combined experience in D90 schools,

Beth & Peter Vlerick, Laura & Mike Minnis, Rebecca & Chris DeGroff, Tim Brandhorst, John & Molly Grant, Sarah Schiavone Hampson & Brett Hampson, Nikki & Scott Elza, Melissa & Derrick Mitchell, Misty & Dan Olson, Katie Iammartino, Jenny Kelly, Sarah Joyce, Sharon Barry, Kelly O'Keefe

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