116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
To the editor:
I endorse John Laverty for the Cedar Rapids Community School Board.
Laverty is a parent of CRCSD students and has been an active school volunteer. Laverty's record on the school board has proved his experience during the challenges of flood recovery and economic downturn, proven his positive vision to provide a solid educational foundation for all students while encouraging opportunities for students to find ways to learn that best meets their individual needs, and shown his commitment through active engagement between stakeholders and the district.
Laverty has been an advocate for adequate school funding, testified at the state capitol in support of K-12 funding needs this year, and has developed strong relationships with area legislators on behalf of education. He has consistently balanced the budget in the Cedar Rapids school district, visited over 20 schools in the district last year and has proved his dedication to offering the best education for all kids.
Susan Lagos Lavenz