Friday, November 04, 2011
To the Editor:
I am a past president of the PTSA at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, past President at Churchill Road Elementary School and 1st Vice President at Longfellow Middle School. In these roles, I have attended many school board meetings, public forums, work sessions, etc. and have had a good opportunity to view how the Fairfax County School Board works.
I have noticed over the years that the most effective board members understand the workings of the school board and how things get done, can work collaboratively with other school board members and school staff, have a measured approach to rule making and continually consult with their own community.
I believe Janie Strauss has all these skills as well as the considerable experience that she brings to the role and her detailed understanding of the very complex budget issues with which the school system and the county is grappling. I encourage all to vote for Janie to ensure our community’s voice is effectively heard and represented on the school board and to keep a highly committed advocate for all our children on the school board.
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