Letter: Vote Paul Roesler for school board

The July 19 Iowa City school district special election provides an opportunity for the community to make progress. For this reason, I support Paul Roesler for school board.

He knows that whether you live in North Liberty, Iowa City, Coralville or Hills, we all want the same thing for our children: a great education. He attends nearly every school board and committee meeting to stay on top of the issues facing the district.

If elected, he will hit the ground running. He supports the facilities master plan, which addresses overcrowding and inadequate infrastructure throughout our district. He will champion the 2017 general obligation bond, which is needed to complete Liberty High, update City and West High, and improve numerous other schools throughout the district. He believes we should have three equally strong high schools. He embraces the diversity in our schools, which he believes enhances the education of all students. He understands that socioeconomically balanced schools are one of many critical components to closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to education. He believes that more integrated attendance zones can benefit all children. While he prioritizes academic achievement, he knows the importance of extracurricular activities. He will work with the board to develop thoughtful solutions to ensure transportation is not a barrier. He is dedicated to ensuring that every child in our district succeeds.

Kelly Gallagher Terrill

Iowa City

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