Voting for Lefko for D90 school board

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I am a 40-year resident of River Forest. I grew up in River Forest and moved back to town in 2000. My youngest child attended Roosevelt for two years. My children are adults now, and my wife and I still enjoy living here because River Forest is exceptional in size, services, diversity and proximity. 

It's important to understand that the financial engine humming beneath these things we enjoy is our exceptional public schools. It's an education destination for families. High performance fuels desirability and protects our investments. Supporting the schools is also a large part of what we are about as a community. In part, we live in a place like River Forest to ensure that all of the children of our community, irrespective of their economic situation, receive the same excellent education our public schools have always offered. 

I've been paying attention to the topic of change in River Forest schools. I've engaged with candidates, done my homework and understand what's at risk. For the families expecting exceptional education, the magnitude of change will take highly qualified leadership at the board level so that education remains the hallmark of River Forest. 

People like me need assurance that dollars spent will translate to student achievement, preservation of exceptional status, and continued desirability for new families. I understand my role as a homeowner and resident. In researching candidates, I understand which ones will upkeep River Forest values on exceptional education, the top priority of the new school board. 

I'm voting for Steve Lefko because I believe he brings unique expertise that will serve the board, serve families expecting exceptional education, and serve to protect my investment in River Forest. He supports, for example, moving toward full-day kindergarten, closing the achievement gap with investments that bring up the bottom, and changes to the curriculum and scheduling, based on measured outcomes. 

I strongly encourage you to vote the same this April 2.

Jim Lynch 

River Forest 

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