Dear Voters of Easton Valley,

 I write to you today as the parent of three children who will go through their educational careers as students of Easton Valley. I am also a homeowner and landowner in the district. 

As parents we want the very best for our children from the beginning. We do everything to ensure that they have the best start in life all the way until we send them out into the world at their high school graduations. 

 Ask yourselves this question. Is the current state of our Easton Valley Elementary Building in Miles the very best we can do for our kids? I urge you to go to the school's website or Facebook page and view the problems that are in dire need of fixing. Safety is the top priority, as well as improving handicap accessibility and classroom spaces for our children. 

Now more than ever, there is much work to be done. We need to think "win-win" and vote for the solution our district has proposed that both maximizes funding and keeps the tax burden low so our kids can look forward to a bright future at a new and improved K-6 building in Miles. As communities, we worked so hard to conceive and deliver on the promise of Easton Valley (EVery Student EVery Day) that we cannot afford to let yet another opportunity for improvement pass us by. See you at the Polls on Sept 11. 

Jessica Franzen

Preston, Iowa