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Why I am running for School Board?

My husband, Christian, and I moved from Arlington to Falls Church City over a decade ago to take advantage of the stellar, small school system.  We now have our four children attending four of the City’s five schools (GMHS, MEH, TJ, MD).

I am running because I want to ensure our schools continue to stay on a strong path as they are integral to the health and growth of our Little City. 

In order to do this, I will make sure several key initiatives happen.

First, I will see that the school system will be a resource for all learners.   This means serving our high achievers, our good students, our special education students and our expanding population of non-native speakers and economically disadvantaged students.

Second, I will provide the stewardship that keeps us on course as we build a new high school, work through budget issues and keep class sizes low.

Finally, I want to see better communication from the schools and the School Board to the parents and students.  This includes a formal process for parents to give feedback to school administrators.

I want to bring my energy, proven leadership skills and experience to the citizens, parents, students, teachers and staff of Falls Church City.

Thank you for your energy and interest.

Sincerely,

Laura

lauradowns4fccsb@gmail.com


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