I want to go on record endorsing both Juliet Boyd and Rich Regan in the upcoming D96 Board of Education election. These candidates have proven themselves worthy in the short time that they have served our community. 

Both dove into their appointed positions with calmness, eagerness and ableness that have positively affected both the BOE on our schools. They fully grasp the complexity of our district and are committed to resolving issues so that we may all move forward in a productive and positive way. 

Each will bring their own strengths to the BOE which will serve D96 well in this pivotal time. 

Mrs. Boyd’s law background is essential to the BOE in the upcoming teacher’s contract negotiation. She is a committed member of the community that understands the ‘big picture’ of the mission of D96 schools. 

Mr. Regan’s extensive knowledge of contract negotiations and management skills is needed for our immediate goals as well as future planning and implementation. He has strong roots in our town and is fully committed to setting realistic goals and providing all parties with the tools to accomplish them. 

I truly believe that both Rich Regan and Juliet Boyd are the best candidates for our board of education.

Laura Durkin