My Back to School

Back in 2016 being on Sparta’s Board of Education was something I knew I wanted to do.  I just wasn’t sure the political aspect was something that was in my wheelhouse.  As a mom of two students, one current and one who just graduated in June, it only took me looking at my children to know that I wanted to a part of the solutions in our district.

This year our back to school will be a little different for my family.  With my oldest son recently off to college, my husband and I will have only our youngest son in district.  Monday night will be filled with excitement tinged with nerves.  Tuesday morning we will patiently wait for the bus to show up.  As requested, we will be outside 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled bus arrival time, but I already anticipate the bus will be late.  I am ok with that. 

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I appreciate that on the first day and even the first couple of weeks, the bus drivers, school administrators and staff will take their time making sure they have the correct students on the correct buses and at the correct stops.  They have a lot of responsibility and taking their time to do their job right is something I am ok with.

I look forward to the routine the school year brings my family.  Soccer, robotics and other fall sports and activities will kick in.  The Explorations program at the wonderful Helen Morgan School will start up again. 

It’s a time of back-to school nights, meeting teachers, and exploring new opportunities.  We will reconnect with friends and acquaintances and meet new ones.  I am always grateful for the time teachers, administrators and staff put in to prepare the classrooms and buildings for the returning students.

I am right there with all the other parents in town purchasing back-to-school supplies.  Growing feet means new sneakers.  Lunch bags, lunch food and snacks are purchased.

Though my own children may have been the impetus behind me running for Sparta’s Board of Education, I have always been a representative of all students, all staff members, and all taxpayers.  2019 is a new election but my dedication to serving all remains the same.  I wish a smooth and happy back-to-school to all the parents, teachers, students and staff of Sparta.

I am running for Sparta’s Board of Education with Kurt Morris and Niamh Grano.  Please follow our Facebook page.  We are #3, #4, and #5 on the ballot.