Letter to the editor: ‘Excellent schools do not just happen’


To the editor:

Olentangy is a wonderful school system and it is why we chose this area when we moved here eight years ago. We appreciated the good planning and excellent schools.

Excellent schools do not just happen though. They come due to effective planning and residents who – time and again – support their schools when it matters. This coming school board election is an important part of ensuring excellence for the future. Who we elect to school board matters.

That’s also why we are voting for Mindy Patrick for the Olentangy school board. Personally, we have worked alongside her on literacy initiatives. She is passionate and cares deeply about all students and our community. She has a strong background in finance and has worked for big companies like General Motors and Detroit Diesel.

Not only does Mindy Patrick have a proven record but she also has attended nearly all school board meetings over the last 1½ years. Why? Because she cares and wants to understand how our schools work on a deeper level. That means that she can hit the ground running once she is elected.

All of that makes it pretty clear: Mindy Patrick has earned our support for Olentangy school board in the Nov. 3 election. We hope you will join us and so many others in voting for her.

John & Karen Batta

Lewis Center


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