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Letter: Elect Sarah Moses to DeKalb School District 428 Board

To the Editor:

On April 2, voters of DeKalb School District 428 will select four people to serve on the district board. There are nine candidates running in the election. Among these candidates, Sarah Moses stands out for her experience and qualifications. 

Area schools face many significant challenges, including a widening achievement gap, growing class sizes and the need for additional support staff. Addressing these issues will require people who have demonstrated leadership, an ability to bring people together and firsthand experience in DeKalb schools. Sarah Moses fulfills all of these requirements.

As a local activist, Sarah organized hundreds of people from across DeKalb County to raise awareness among voters on issues such as discrimination, education reform and community engagement.

Through her leadership, Sarah helped create and promote an environment in which people from all walks of life came together to inform the public and encourage others to become involved in their local, state and national government.

As a former teacher, Sarah is intimately aware of the difficulties faced by teachers and children in schools and what is required to provide our children with a quality education. She also understands that a primary driver of growth and prosperity in any community is the excellence of its public school system.

As a business person, Sarah understands fiscal responsibility. 

If DeKalb is to bring its tax rates under control, it must attract businesses and homebuying residents who will broaden the city’s tax base. It must convince new-hires at the county’s largest employer, Northern Illinois University, to purchase their homes and raise their children within District 428. Sarah understands that the first step toward this goal is to make our schools competitive with those in the surrounding communities by giving our students and teachers the support they need.

This election is important not only to residents who have children in District 428, but to the DeKalb community as a whole.

Our quality of life, our reputation as a regional center for excellence in education and our future prosperity depend on responsible, forward-thinking leadership on our district board. Sarah will provide this leadership.

On April 2, elect Sarah Moses to the DeKalb School District 428 Board.

Bill Becker


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