Letters: Writers support Jon Schumacher for SPPS board

This Nov. 3 we have an opportunity to vote for and elect our fabulous neighborhood leader Jon Schumacher to the St. Paul Public School Board. I have known Jon for years as a dear friend and as a colleague when I was chair of the board of our St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. He is thoughtful, strategic, enthusiastic and deeply committed to the success of our kids and schools.

Because it’s an off-election year, voter turnout may be small. That means we all need to vote.

Our district needs Jon’s  leadership and so do our kids!

Julie Causey, St. Anthony Park

We write in support of Jon Schumacher for the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education. Jon listens, and hears, and works to make every part of our neighborhood and wider community better. He has been a constant presence in and stalwart supporter of our schools, working with students, parents and teachers to meet the challenges before us. He is both deliberate and decisive.

This is a critical time for public schools, and we need a strong school board that is responsive and effective. We need board members who put our students first, who respect our teachers and who hold administrators accountable. We urge you to vote for Jon Schumacher to carry his dedication and vision toward positive change.

Janet Hey and Roger Purdy, St. Anthony Park

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