Writer supports VBCSD levy

I am writing to encourage voters to vote yes for the Vandalia-Butler school levy that is on the November 7th ballot.

I speak from the heart when I say that I am proud to live in this district. Raising our family here, teaching in our district, and now mentoring in three of our buildings, I know how truly special our schools are. Our school district is the heart of our community. It connects us all as we support our youngest learners just starting out, our middle graders becoming more independent, and our high schoolers learning skills to be ready to step out and become upstanding citizens.

It takes a shared commitment to support our schools. How fortunate we are to have community leaders, businesses, teachers, students, school administrators, and concerned citizens joining forces to keep improving. Every week right here in our hometown newspaper, we get first-hand accounts of a multitude of classroom activities, sports, school programs, music and art opportunities, science challenges, teacher training, and district plans—all helping to shape our students’ futures. We are seeing the positive effects of our tax dollars at work.

We all have a stake in seeing our schools thrive. See you at the polls!

Jan Blue