Fieldcrest citizens vote Tuesday. I'm going to do something difficult. In spite of my disagreement with the board's decision to combine the middle schools, I'm voting "yes" on the tax referendum because I know it's the right thing for me to do.
The success to Fieldcrest and our schoolchildren depends on our willingness to provide financial support. In the face of years of failure at the state level to adequately fund Illinois schools, we the voters must take a position of self-reliance in determining our district's future and that of our students.
I have previously asked citizens to vote "yes" on Fieldcrest ballot items in spite of past issues they may have had regarding staff, administration or board decisions. Please join me now in setting aside those issues, looking at the big picture and taking responsibility for our schoolchildren and our future. Pull the curtain and vote "yes" for Fieldcrest.