With schools closed and large public gatherings discouraged, school board elections and school budget votes will be held exclusively by absentee ballot. This creates a number of headaches for us. We expect many people without children in the school district or people who are less informed about the needs of our district will submit their ballots this year. With state aid expected to stay stagnant or drop due to the financial crisis, it is more important than ever to ensure that our school budget passes, that the budget in your home district passes, and that we elect candidates to the school board who are teacher friendly and support us. Below is a message from our PAC chair, Alex Marange about the candidates that we are supporting. Ballots will begin arriving in the mail in the coming days, so please keep an eye out for them. Once you have filled it out, please put it back in the mail right away. All ballots must be returned by 5:00 PM on June 9th. Do not wait until the last minute, fill it out and put it in the mail right away.