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Dear editor, 

I am writing to express my support for Scott Rochelle, who is running for the District 202 School Board. 

Scott is an ETHS alumnus and earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College. He also holds a master’s degree in education and a degree in law from the University of Illinois. He is now an attorney specializing in education. 

Scott believes it is critical for ETHS to prepare its students to excel in college and a career. He knows we owe each student the opportunity to reach success in whatever path he or she chooses. As a board member, he wants to support the development of additional Career Pathway programs. His goal is to encourage the school’s administration to develop an aggressive Career Pathway marketing program designed to make students and parents aware of these programs and to encourage students to take advantage of them. 

One of his key priorities is to establish effective accountability initiatives for the board, administration and staff. Scott believes the school board must hold itself and the administration accountable to its stakeholders: the students, parents, taxpayers and anyone who has an investment in the high school. 

Scott has called for a high level of instruction for all students without jeopardizing the integrity of the curriculum. This cannot be done without effective data-based policies, critical evaluation and intensive monitoring to ensure that the quality of education for all students is continually enriched.  Scott will provide the necessary critical analysis of all policies and painstakingly evaluate the results to provide data-based insight for the future of ETHS. 

I hope you will join me in voting for Scott Rochelle for the District 202 School Board. You can vote early at the Evanston Civic Center everyday – even Saturday! – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Election Day is April 5! 

Nancy Traver