The field of candidates for our District 202 ETHS school board is deep and rich, with eight quality people seeking election to only four available seats. Because our high school is — in so many ways — the heart and soul of this community, the school board must play a role in lifting and educating every child, and also in building community to support education.

Each of the eight candidates can do the job, and we support Gretchen Livingston as she has worked in Springfield to support our schools, implemented meaningful goals for the school board, brought professionalism and pragmatism to the job, and built connections between ETHS and the larger community.