Everything we do as a school district is about our kids. Whether we’re talking about personalized learning, or safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments, or sustaining our future with the referendum, it is all tied to our mission. It’s not just an abstract concept, it really is literally about our kids, all of them, each and every one. They are your kids, and they’re my kids, they’re all of the kids in this district we serve every day.

If we are not providing each and every child what they need, and the resources they need, to achieve their personal best, then we have work to do. This is that work, and it is the right work, and we are going to continue to do it.  It’s not about advocating for a religion or position or belief or political system. It is about seeing, and understanding, and supporting each child in the classroom and ensuring we have done everything we can to position them to be successful when they walk out of our school district.

I’m proud to be a leader in this district, I’m proud to be a member of this community and a parent in this district. I’m proud of our staff, I’m proud of our kids and what they do every day, and I’m proud of the families we serve. If there is room for us to do better, we owe it to our students to continue to do the work that we need to do to provide that to them – period.

I appreciate everyone being here tonight.  I know we can disagree, but don’t forget why we’re here and why we exist. It is for our kids.  Every. Single. One.  I want to continue this conversation as a community, our community, to continue to provide what is “best” for them. Thank you.

Clint Christopher
Eastern Carver County Schools