Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
I am writing in support of Sara Jones’s candidacy for the North Shore School Board. I have known Sara for five years, ever since my daughter entered Sea Cliff School. For the past two years, as co-president of the Sea Cliff PCA, I have seen Sara in action and have been continually impressed by her energy, her level-headedness, and her commitment to the education of our children.
Sara’s business background has been extremely helpful to our organization. She has a great way of coming up with solutions. She has automated processes and moved them online to save time and money. Sara has also suggested some simple changes to improve our checks and balances and strengthen our organization. She’s committed to transparency, posting minutes and making sure we provide our budgets and other documents online.
Sara has consistently been someone we can count on to get things done. Three years ago, when our former webmaster stepped down, Sara stepped up and took over this job. Sara has worked for several years on the book fair, handling online communications and always finding new ways to improve sales. Through the district nutrition committee, Sara has also worked hard to make sure parents have access to information about the food being served to our children. Two years ago, recognizing that parents of elementary school students all find ourselves with books our children have outgrown, Sara came up with the idea of having a book swap. She recruited a few volunteers and now runs this event each spring, sending kids off for the summer with a pile of books that are new to them.
I was delighted when Sara told me she would be running for school board. She has all the qualities we need in a school board member - intelligence, reflection, experience working both with businesses and schools, a strong work ethic and, most important in my mind, a commitment to working to make the North Shore Schools even better.
I hope you will join me in voting for our district’s budget and for Sara Jones on May 21.