Every day, as parents, teachers, and role models, we build the future for Alexandria's children. To give our city's children their best opportunity, we must all raise our expectations for our public schools and raise our demands about the investments that our students and teachers deserve. A strong public school system benefits every Alexandrian. As a community, we benefit when our students and teachers succeed.
The school board's number one constituency is Alexandria's students--your sons, daughters, grandchildren, neighbors. In all decisions, our focus should be on what we adults can do to improve how our children learn.
Budgets reflect our priorities. We must ensure an optimal and equitable learning environement for our students. We can't neglect the basics, like our ongoing maintenance needs.
With a little creativity and a lot of community engagement, we can build an even brighter future for all Alexandrians. This is especially important in a constrained fiscal environment. With innovative models and partnerships, we can address challenges in thoughtful, strategic ways.