I am writing to support the three candidates vying for the Durango School District 9-R School Board who have been approved by Durango teachers and professional staff. They are Rick Petersen, Andrea Parmenter and Erika Brown.
These candidates are committed to our public schools and will work hard to make them even better. All three have children in our schools in Durango and are ready to roll up their sleeves and work with our new superintendent to tackle the many issues facing the district. They believe that our public schools are a community responsibility that depends on committed and supportive teachers, staff, administrators and families, and they will work with our entire community to ensure that every child has the possibility of success.
As permanent board members, Andrea and Erika have helped hire our outstanding new superintendent, Karen Cheser, and look forward to continuing to work with her to improve teacher compensation, increase funding for schools and improve the performance of our staff. schools. Both were instrumental in the success of the 2020 School Bond Issue, which will provide additional funding for district needs.
Rick is a longtime Boy Scout Leader who has worked with the youth of Durango in Scouting and as a football coach, and has been actively involved in his children’s school. It’s an important election, and these great candidates need your vote.