The school board election is days away, and this race is important. In Suzette Waters we have a candidate who has the time to learn from all stakeholders and the commitment to public education that is so needed in this current environment when public schools are under attack.

As a highly engaged school volunteer for years, Suzette has done more than just show up for a field trip or two. She has tutored students, maintained balanced budgets, advocated and collaborated with the district to bring challenge classes to the middle schools.

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