116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
I am writing to ask my fellow neighbors and community members to vote for Jayne Finch for ICCSD School Board.
Several years of advocating for marginalized, dismissed, and forgotten students and families in the Iowa City Community School District has taught me that three qualities are absolutely critical if we are interested in meaningful progress: Humility, intellectual curiosity and a desire and ability to respond to injustice with concrete action.
In my work to reduce and eliminate seclusion and restraint in our schools, and to address the disparities in the ways our students with disabilities are disciplined, I collaborated with Jayne in her capacity as Chair of the ICCSD Equity Committee. I found that she is committed to expanding the equity conversation to include our students with disabilities. She is open to learning more and she asks questions and seeks information which demonstrate a sincere commitment to these students. Critically, she understands that measurable goals and a framework for accountability are the sine qua non of real, positive change.
If you, like me, have a heart for and a commitment to the underdog, the marginalized, and the unheard — please consider voting for Jayne Finch.