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OSWEGO ELECTION FORUM: Moyer Will Be Voice for Our Students

Mar 14, 2017 01:13PM, Published by Steven Jack, Categories: Opinion, Elections, Today




As a District 308 parent, I find it imperative that we have school board members who we can count on to be the voice for our kids, particularly during tumultuous times in our State. 

To this end, I am thrilled that Heather Moyer is a candidate for the District 308 school board, as she has been a leader through her advocacy for children and families in Illinois for over a decade.

I have had the pleasure of calling Heather a colleague in the nonprofit sector for almost ten years. In that time, I have seen Heather advocate for better programs, more resources, and improved policies so that local children and families have the best chances to thrive. Heather has been a strong leader and tireless champion for the needs of children. Illinois has a track record of often cutting services and programs to some of the most vulnerable families in Illinois. 

Heather has proven time and again that when this happens, she is willing and able to ensure that the voices of these families are heard. I worked with Heather during the last budget crisis in Illinois, and saw her in a position to make tough choices regarding programming based on cuts in funding. She made these choices with great integrity, always putting the needs of children and families first.

I am confident that as a school board member, Heather will diligently promote the use of best practices and evidence-based solutions to address the needs of the 308 community, and will make it a priority to listen to the voices of district families and work to keep their voices at the forefront of policy decisions. I wholeheartedly endorse Heather for the school board, and look forward to what her passionate, innovative leadership will bring to our district.

Allison Schuck


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