Opinion

As concerned parents and community members of the Jericho School District, we urge you to vote to re-elect Shawn Gladstone for school board member on May 19 at the Jericho School District elections.

We support the school district's policy to 'prepare individuals to develop their fullest potential for living in the society of today and tomorrow". It is, therefore, crucial to have school board members who believe in that goal and who are committed to working to ensure that mission is met and exceeded. Equally important, school board members must be able to work well with others to accomplish that greater goal. Shawn Gladstone has proven she is that person!

She is dedicated and has worked tirelessly to do the right things for students and taxpayers alike. She has also shown she can do this while promoting a constructive culture on the board.

Shawn Gladstone is a leader as well, as demonstrated by holding executive positions in various school groups for over 13 years. Shawn has consistently shown uncommon fairness in her judgments and worked toward maintaining educational excellence at Jericho. She has done this while understanding the important balance between the economics of a school budget and educationally keeping Jericho a top tier school district in the nation.

Throughout the budget process in these uncertain times, she has championed fiscal restraint and supported alternative funding options like the Jericho Educational Foundation and the Jericho Jayhawks Booster Association.

During her many active years involved with the students and school, as co-president of SEPTA (Special Education PTA), president of the Joint Council of PTAs and for the last 3 years as a respected school board member, Shawn has listened to concerns, comments, and recommendations from the community and implemented efforts that forward those ideas.

Her leadership, compassion, and positive voice are qualities in a board member the Jericho School District is fortunate to have.

Be sure to vote to re-elect Shawn Gladstone.

Debie Brody

Steven Kang

Gina Levy

Jeff Ratner

Jess Rudolph

Diane Saunders

Luisa Spoto


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