Superintendent's Message

May 7, 2014

Dear Jonathan Alder School Community,

It is with great excitement that we take a moment to express a heartfelt “Thank you!” for your support of our students, teachers and staff and your “Yes!” vote in yesterday’s election.  The passage of this school levy is an incredible testament to our community’s dedication to educational excellence and the importance of our ability to continue to provide our students with high-quality educational opportunities.  

On behalf of the Board of Education and Administration, I would like to thank the Levy Campaign Co-Chairs, the Levy Campaign Treasurers and all the steering committee members who invested tremendous time and effort in the drive to earn your support for our students.  To our countless volunteers who worked on behalf of our students to further the positive impact of this initiative - we say “Thank you!”  To our community members, alumni and business leaders who helped educate friends and fellow residents regarding our students’ needs - we say “Thank you!”  To our teachers, parents and family members who continue to dedicate themselves to the education of our most precious assets - we say “Thank you!”                

As a District, we pledge to continue to be fiscally responsible and good stewards of your investment in our schools.  It is evident that you are indeed passionate and enthusiastic about the opportunity we will begin to have in strengthening our programs, services and technological accessibility our students need to compete and achieve.

Jonathan Alder is a community of great pride, respect and resiliency - we will continue to be relentless in our focus on “taking care of kids” at Jonathan Alder!  Passage of this levy has truly been a team effort and as you might expect, we are excited about the futures of our students and Jonathan Alder Schools!     


Gary Chapman