ALL students deserve a quality education. We need to meet them where they're at and take them to the next step. Equity does not mean same. Equity means providing what each individual needs to reach their own level of success.

As a board member, my job is to take down barriers and provide opportunities for ALL students.

The career and college readiness program we are currently working on with South St. Paul and West St. Paul shows that we are serious about offering what students need in the most efficient way possible. Yes, it will take a ton of work, but it can be done. Schedules and transportation do not need to be barriers for opportunities to learn a new trade or join in a mentorship program.