I enthusiastically support Jim Kelly for re-election to the W-JCC School Board. We need Kelly on the board now more than ever.
What makes him the better choice? He takes time to listen to citizens with concerns about schools and then translates those concerns into actions to improve our schools to the benefit of our community. He is a tireless advocate for students, teachers and parents while maintaining a vigilant awareness of the need to remain fiscally responsible and accountable.
Kelly works well with county and city officials, which has increased the efficacy of the School Board and creates a great degree of good will and understanding with our governing bodies.
When concerns are raised, Kelly asks questions and consults with experts locally, regionally and at the state level to garner the greatest degree of understanding prior to drawing conclusions. Kelly is respectful of all, thoughtful and articulate, maintaining an open mind until all the facts are in, critical attributes, particularly as W-JCC faces tough decisions such as redistricting.
Kelly has demonstrated his ability to lead, and his dedication to our schools and community is unfailing. I hope voters will cast their ballots for Jim Kelly to represent the Jamestown District on Nov. 7.
Mary Ann Maimone
James City County