As election time nears, it is important that the right candidates be elected to all positions. I am writing to support Jesse Ickes for the AASD Board of School Directors.
I graduated with Ickes, and I know him well. I have seen him take strong stances to improve the quality of education in Altoona.
Many people do not know this, but Ickes took time out of his summers to meet with our district's superintendent, assistant superintendent and principals to provide insight on curriculum development.
Not too many others have the dedication for thorough and efficient public education like Ickes.
During his time in high school, Ickes regularly attended the district's board meetings, never feeling shy to ask questions or to provide information. He will serve our district well for our students and for our teachers.