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Letters, April 27

Jefferson says thanks

On Friday, April 9, Jefferson Elementary participated in the virtual Mayor’s Cup Run. The staff and students at Jefferson Elementary would like to thank these generous sponsors for making our run a free event for every student.

A huge thank you to Dr. West, KOGAP, Dr. Ravassipour, First Community Credit Union, Scott and Merry Fischer, Aaron and Heather Hoefling, Gary and Lanessa Pierce, Elizabeth Connor, Amy Gunter, Sam Martin and Robert and Marquetta Stratton. Their donations totaled almost $3,000, which made it possible for every student to register and participate at no cost to them. Dr. West also purchased a water bottle for every student. Jefferson Elementary really appreciates your support!

Kari Henson

Jefferson Elementary P.E. teacher

Dyson for Ashland School Board

I am pleased to see so many qualified candidates running for the open positions on the Ashland School Board. Out of all the candidates, Rebecca Dyson, running for Position 4, caught my attention. I came to know Rebecca through her work on the board of Ashland High Arts Advocates where she works to support students and teachers in the fine and performing arts. Until I read the voter pamphlet, I didn’t realize that Rebecca was also an accomplished medical doctor and youth soccer team manager. I’m so happy that she has thrown her hat in the ring for school board where she will be a tireless supporter of all students and teachers as we navigate the pandemic and seek the best education for all our kids. There’s a doctor in the house! Please vote for Rebecca Dyson.

Larry Cooper


Skuratowicz for School Board

I had the pleasure of serving on the Ashland School Board with Eva Skuratowicz for five years.

Eva has been a tireless public servant for our community for 12 years and her only lens when making decisions is what’s best for our kids. She never acts in favor of any personal agenda. Instead she follows the data and is dogged in her efforts to receive input and opinions from a broad swath of our community.

Additionally, Eva’s experience as a board member provides the institutional knowledge that is so important for a healthy school district. On several occasions, she steered our board in the right direction based on previous experience and understanding of the issue at hand. To lose Eva would leave a major hole in our school district.

Finally, Eva is a kind and inclusive person who cares deeply about our schools and community. It is without hesitation that I endorse her to continue to be a leader of our school district at this important time.

Eric Strong