School Board Meeting Update

Last week I attended the school board meeting, as usual, and submitted this comment for the public record: 

I am happy to be here tonight, and would like to thank the school board for demonstrating just how important public education is to our community.

The three resolutions before the board tonight are an example of the many ways that we can support public schools.

By acknowledging the important contributions of African Americans to the history of our nation and to our schools and also acknowledging that we need to do all we can to make sure ALL of our kids are educated in a safe and welcoming environment.

By making sure that our educators, staff and administration understand how much we appreciate everything they do every day for our kids and how hard they work to make a difference in our kids' lives.

By communicating that the taxpayer funding of voucher schools is damaging our public education system and that it is important for us to know where our property tax money is going.

Our public schools are fundamental to the success of our society and I hope that we can continue to see strong support of our schools by our community and school board

Thank you.

I Love My Public Schools (Week)!

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On Monday Feb. 12, the Sun Prairie Area School Board will be making a resolution declaring the week of Feb 12 - 16 “I Love My Public Schools” week. Activities will be occurring all over the district and state that celebrate our public schools. This week is a wonderful way for us to show appreciation for our public schools, teachers and staff.

Why do you love Sun Prairie Schools? I love my public school because they provide a wonderful education for all kids. I love our community because they are so supportive of our public schools.  Students and community members are invited to participate in this week. There is a station at the Sun Prairie Library where you can fill out a heart stating why you love Sun Prairie Schools. We will be taking these hearts and putting them on a big valentine to let our schools know how important they are to our community and how much you appreciate what they do!

Here we are visiting the Capitol to celebrate "I Love My Public Schools" Week!

Here we are visiting the Capitol to celebrate "I Love My Public Schools" Week!

Want some more ideas of how to participate? Go to and check out the Action Toolkit.