I’m continuing my support for Andi Story for school board on October 2nd. Factors important to me when choosing school members include commitment, knowledge, experience, and involvement. Andi Story has worked several years with our schools on the site councils and school board. In my years of working and volunteering in the schools, I’ve discussed a variety of issues including school budgets, academic achievement and classrooms sizes with Andi Story.
While we haven’t always agreed on all issues, what I appreciate about Andi Story is she has always been open and available to discuss any issue at any time. It is clear to me that she has a knowledgeable understanding of the complexities of funding and policies. It is not an easy job serving on the school board. In fact, given our past years of budget cuts and the challenges of balancing the budget, I’d argue that it is an often frustrating job. Still, Andi Story has consistently advocated for our schools for adequate funding and she is passionate about ensuring all students have access to quality education.
I’m also voting for Andi Story because she works hard at connecting with the school communities. Throughout the years, I’ve served on site councils with Andi Story as the school board liaison and I’ve seen her at a host of school functions such as a Tlingit Language Immersion program celebration or high school open house. Often she is sharing important information or inviting parents to participate in meetings or attend events. It is important to me that she not only expresses the importance of our schools, but she is actually a part of our schools. I know that when Andi Story makes decisions on the school board level she has a real understanding of the impact of funding and policies on our schools.
These are some of the reasons I’m voting for Andi Story on October 2nd. I hope you will join me in supporting her so she can continue working on our behalf.