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CDA SCHOOLS: Three to support

| October 13, 2021 1:00 AM

Ask school board candidates:

1) How long have you lived in this community and what civil service have you participated in that would prepare you for this role?

2) What are your goals for CDA public school graduates and how do you see this evolving over the next 10 years?

3) What educational or professional experience qualifies you for this position?

4) Are you able to recognize and set aside your inherent biases to serve our entire community?

If you are voting for a candidate because they allegedly represent “family values,” please question this decision. No one should dictate your family values, nor can they perfectly mirror your values regardless of their political or religious alliances.

Common family values are not masking or non-masking, vaccinating or non-vaccinating, nor critical race theory. Family values are things like honesty, integrity, tolerance, faith, promotion of health/safety and the wellbeing of self and others. These are taught at home, reflected in schools, churches and other community groups, and become reinforced via our behavior and interactions in the community. If you would like an example of behavior that is antithetical to “family values,” look no further than the riots at our district office.

Please help restore the cohesive community we once knew and raise our children in an educational environment that is safe, prepares them for future career success and fosters responsible independent thinking. It is just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic.

Please join me in voting for Lisa May, Rebecca Smith and Lindsey Swingrover.

ALISON GRANIER

Coeur d’Alene