Thursday, 12 May 2022 15:11

Vote John, Natalya, Martha for Kids & Community

Even though my kids are out of school, I still care deeply about our local school system. Because public education forms the backbone of a community -- our community. 

This is why I strongly support Natalya Lakhtakia, John Brueggemann, and Martha Devaney for the Saratoga Springs City School District Board of Education.

Our school board members are actually called “trustees.” They are entrusted with the oversight of the district’s budgets and policies, and they volunteer ten to twenty hours a week to do this right.

As Martha said at a recent candidate forum, noting that her children are also grown, she takes the role of “trustee” very seriously. She, John, and Natalya are in it for each and every child, the teachers, support staff, and our entire community. Our future.

They understand that school is about learning new things and being challenged in a caring, empathetic, nurturing, inclusive environment. They are open-minded, continuously learning -- and they are really good listeners. They bring a love of learning and a rare sense of dedication to others.

That they are stepping up at a time of general divisiveness in our country, and vitriol directed at them personally by anonymous sources, speaks volumes. They truly put community above self. Vote for John, Natalya and Martha on May 17. For kids. For community.

- Laura Rappaport, Saratoga Springs

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