Jon’s Candidate Statement: Working Together

I’m running for school board because I believe we have to do a better job of working together for all of our kids.

I have 23 years of experience in our schools as a parent, volunteer and executive director of a community foundation supporting the arts and innovative learning solutions. During that time I’ve built strong relationships throughout the city and brought neighbors together to get things done.

It’s time to take an honest look at what is and isn’t working in our schools so we can develop successful strategies for our important goals of racial equity, inclusive classrooms and achievement. We can start by listening to our teachers, parents and staff to better understand how to unlock the potential in all of our students.

I’m asking for your support. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and put polarizing rhetoric behind us. I know every single member of our school community wants the same thing: for our children to be loved, supported and on a successful pathway. They deserve it, our future depends on it and we can do it—we’re St. Paul.

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Jon Schumacher