I want to express my enthusiastic support for Richard Rykhus’ re-election to the District 65 School Board. He has shown himself to be thorough in his preparation and analysis of the issues affecting the district.

He was an important voice in working for consistent application of alternatives to suspension, community engagement in the superintendent selection and strategic planning process, and data driven decision-making.

His re-election will maintain consistency on the District 65 board, a valuable asset to the superintendent. I hope you will join me in voting for Richard on April 7 or during the early voting period.