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There are so many great opportunities at Chardon Schools! Support our kids, our community and our future! — Kiersten and Donald Alexander

I endorse this school levy! As a tax payer, I feel it is my duty to help the children of our community maintain an excellent education. By voting yes, I am committing to their education and providing them with opportunities and experiences to prepare them to be productive adults in this world. Money is tight for everyone, but if we don't invest in our children what kind of world will we have? — Wendy Bartolovich

— George Bates

I'm voting for Issue 3. It's simply the right thing to do for our youngest citizens! — Rebecca Bennett

I am voting yes on Issue #3 this May! I want the future of our community to receive an excellent education and keep this community strong. — Alan and Tiffany Bosiacki

Chardon's strong school system was a main reason for choosing to raise a family here sixteen years ago. As our oldest graduates this spring we are confident we made the correct decision. Passing this levy is the way to ensure that other families choose Chardon and keep our community growing and vibrant. — Keith Brewster

When we were moving to the Northeast Ohio area 11 years ago, the strength of local public schools was a giant factor in where we chose to buy a home! We talked to people who have lived here their whole lives and all felt that Chardon had very strong schools - let's KEEP it that way! — Heidi Brooker

Supporting our Chardon School system is imperative to preserving our community. Investing in education needs to be a priority. — Beth Doolittle

The passage of Issue 3 not only guarantees the maintenance of the value of our property, but also continues the legacy of excellent education of our children and grandchildren. Our own sons are testament to that education; it has served them well in accomplishing their adult successes. Pam and I wholeheartedly endorse its passage! Dr. Bob Faehnle, Retired Executive Director Leadership Geauga and former Chardon High School Principal — Bob Faehnle

I strongly believe that public education is the backbone of a functional democratic society. Education should be for everyone. Unfortunately, we have seen a decline in recent years of government support for public schools. The May levy request is because of vastly decreased state funding, which puts the school system in an almost untenable situation—they have to ask the community for more support or resort to large cuts that will have a negative impact on students. I will absolutely vote YES for this levy, while at the same time supporting efforts to get the statehouse to increase funding. Call and talk to your legislators, by all means. But in the meantime, pony up, Chardon! The quality of your school system greatly affects the quality and sustainability of your community. Don't let it slide into mediocrity! — Kris Firth

Please support the levy that will help keep Chardon schools strong. — Barbara Francis

I am a first grade teacher at Maple Elementary and I endorse the Chardon Local Schools levy. — Michaelene Gillette

Support our future leaders by supporting our schools! And keep our community strong. Please vote yes on Issue 3! — CoCo Griffis

High quality public schools level the playing field for all children, and are the key to a strong community. — Bill Hofstetter

A high quality public education system is the basis for success in our community, state and country. There is no more important place to allocate our tax dollars. The Chardon Board of Education has made difficult, but realistic, decisions to maximize the funds available. Now we must vote YES on Issue 3 on May 8th to sustain our schools and provide 21st century academic opportunities for Chardon students. — Debbie Hofstetter

I wholeheartedly support our community. That means I will vote for Issue 3, Chardon Schools levy. Our children are our future! It’s up to us to give them a solid foundation through our schools. — Madelon Horvath

Almost every school bus you pass has the word "LOCAL" on the side. There's a reason for that. Those busses belong to OUR school district, not Columbus. It's simply up to us. Vote YES on Issue 3! — Dave Jevnikar

I fully support Issue 3 and our Chardon Schools. — Keith and Diane Landies

This is not an endorsement of the funding system, but at this time the only way to fund the schools is to pass local school levies. Without the support of the community our schools will continue to crumble away and the children of Chardon will suffer. Do the right thing- get off your couch and vote YES for Chardon Schools! — Stewart Landies

My husband and I moved to Chardon 24 years ago to raise our family. Our three daughters attended the Chardon Schools where they all earned an excellent education that prepared them for college and life in the community. Now I am a teacher in the district, and I will vote yes to continue the commitment of excellence in education. This will give future students opportunities and experiences to prepare them to be productive citizens. R. Lannon Parent, Community Member, and Teacher. — Robyn Lannon

The Excellence of Chardon Schools is what has kept this community strong for the last century, through both good times and adversity. Our children are 3rd generation attending the same school buildings as their grandparents. To keep our town at the high standard we expect and have become known for, everyone needs to support OUR Chardon schools, whether you have children attending right now or not, or your children go to private school. Good public schools maintain good community, high property value, and benefit *everyone* residing in our ZIP code. — GaryandLaura Leggett

As a kindergarten teacher in Chardon for the past four years, I've seen first hand the great resources provided by our school district. This year, every kindergartener got a "Discovery Bag" full of brand new books to take home and read with their families that rotate through the class. It has been a wonderful resource for the kids to instill a love of reading that will last a life time! I am so grateful to work in a district that supports the kind of wonderful learning environment I try to create for my students. I am hopeful the levy will pass so I can continue to have the support needed to create that environment. — Jenny Maheu

This Senior Citizen, the first of three generations to attend Chardon Schools, believes in our community and our schools! Vote YES for Chardon is my obligation to our students. — Judy May

I ask all voters in Chardon and the surrounding townships in the school district to support this levy. Our future depends on it! — Nancy McArthur

By supporting the Chardon School levy, you are supporting our wonderful Chardon community. This is where we chose to raise our daughter and we wouldn’t change that decision. Sadly, without strong schools, fewer people will make the commitment to live in Chardon. — Jennifer McClintock

We will be voting YES for our Grandchildren’s future!! — Dan & Kathy McMaster

As a teacher for Chardon Schools, I fell in love with this community and I believe in its school system. We moved our family here four years ago because we wanted our children to have the amazing experiences this school system provides. We are looking forward to our first child beginning his journey with Chardon Schools this coming school year. Please vote YES to support our schools. — Becky Mele

My family moved to Chardon 7 years ago. We had numerous communities under consideration, but we handpicked Chardon not only because of the close-knit community feel itself but equally because of the excellent school system. Our daughter entered Kindergarten the first Fall in our new home. Our experiences in the school system (both on a small-scale level with individual staff members and also more globally as a whole in terms of opportunities and administration) have been hands-down phenomenal. It has been a very positive transition for our family from the start. Hands down, I am and always will be a supporter of Chardon Schools. It is a general sense of not only committed responsibility/duty to the town that we live in but also because voting for the levy is a vote for an investment in our children -- our future. And on a personal level, it is also a vote for the very system that is currently educating our daughter and affording her the opportunities she and her classmates deserve. Likewise, I also recognize the current serious situation with significant cuts to state funding and how this can impact the future of our district. I would be incredibly saddened to see a change in programming or any other cuts because we couldn't come together as a community and support the very district that educates our children. I am currently 44 years old, but even years or decades from now when I no longer have a child in the district, it will always be a no-blink decision for me to support a school levy time and time again. I support Chardon Schools all the way! — Kelly Misch

I am a proud parent of three Chardon graduates, a former Hambden staff member and I currently teach at Maple School. My heart is heavy seeing these beloved buildings close and our enrollment decline. Nevertheless, our students will be counting on us to keep our district strong and programs intact. We must choose to focus our energy on preserving a quality, well rounded education for our children starting with the passage of this levy. — Sharon Monarchino

When I walk around our school building each day and see the bright and shining faces of our students I know that the future holds endless possibilities for their success stories to be written. Alongside these energetic young learners are the teachers, secretaries, tutors, custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers who believe in them and their potential to make a difference in this world. The power that resides within our school district to make a difference and open the doors to an empowering path of exploration, development, and growth grows in capacity and sustainability with the support of our community. With your “YES!” votes we gain the momentum and ability to foster an even stronger and more impactful Hilltopper Nation and make you all the more proud. — Kelly Moran

Keep our schools amazing! — Annemarie Morgan

I fully endorse this levy as a graduate, parent, community member, and building leader. I love our kids and see the phenomenal work that they produce working collaboratively with are strong educators. Our core values embrace Community as our highest value. Together, our support will maintain all of the values learned in/out of the classroom. — Douglas Murray

Make an investment in our kids and you make investment in our community. — Betty Murzynsky

As an alumni of Chardon Schools my husband Mike and I ask each of you to vote yes for issue 3. The community as a whole must support our schools. Failing schools equal falling property values. I will sacrifice a couple of dinners out a month to provide "our" children a chance for a great future in this ever competitive world they will enter. Thank you for your YES vote!!! — Cheryl Noble

Maple Elementary PTO supports Chardon Schools! — Maple Elementary PTO

A YES vote on our levy is a YES to continue providing enriching programming and classes for our students. Your vote will support the continuance of art, music, and PE classes which are vital in a child's development. — Samantha Puterbaugh

It has been my pleasure to serve within Chardon Schools for three years. The dedication and commitment to educational excellence from both parents and teachers is remarkable. When you see thriving communities, you see thriving schools. Let’s keep Chardon schools trong by supporting this levy! — Amy Ridgeway

I can think of no better investment in our futures, than to provide our children, all of them, with a quality education. I have seen our teachers in Chardon Schools work tirelessly both in the classroom and outside it-including after school, weekends, and summers. We need to support the mental, physical and emotional needs of our children. A well-educated populace will support our democracy. Please vote YES! — Diane Robbinson

I believe it is our responsibility to take care of our children. Chardon has provided a wonderful education for my children. I will always support our schools. I don’t agree with the current funding from the state but I know that not voting for this levy will do nothing but punish our own children. If people want the state to make changes in funding they are going to need to contact their elected official directly and express the displeasure. — Diana Romanoff

My husband and I moved here for our children to attend the school. We are so excited to live here and for our children to be raised in this supportive community. They will learn here and grow here and one day contribute to Chardon, their hometown. — Amanda Rosplock

I will be voting yes to ensure a bright future for my children and all the students in the Chardon district. — Janet Sapp

I will be voting yes this upcoming May for the school levy!

— Melanie Scanlon

Support our schools and our children!!!!!! — Jennifer Scerbo

As President of the Chardon Education Association, it with great pride to announce we voted unanimously to endorse the May 2018 levy. With your YES vote, we can maintain and improve the quality and quantity of courses and programs that shape our students into productive citizens of the 21st century. We cannot do it alone. We need the support of the Chardon voters. The state's funding formula is not a friend to Chardon, so we must financially support ourselves. We are already seeing the negative effects of losing the Nov 2017 levy and cannot afford to lose any more. Thank you, in advance, for seeing a community value and asset in our public schools. — Tammy Segulin

John Shiffler fully endorses the Chardon School Levy. We need to help keep our schools strong for our kids. By endorsing this levy it helps our businesses in our community to thrive by cultivating future business leaders. — John Shiffler

I support Chardon schools! — Jennifer Sintic

I am voting for Chardon Schools. I believe that the strength of a community is largely dependent on the strength of its educational system. Our kids are our future and our legacy. — Richard Stark

Great schools equal higher real estate values. Vote yes! — Marianne Stoltz

We have a vibrant school system with staff and administration who care about our children and helping them to succeed in life. Let's continue to support our schools and community as others have done in the past. Strong schools mean a strong local community. As a parent, I proudly endorse Issue 3! — Guy Wilson
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Mark Avery
Marijana Benjamin
Rebecca Bennett
Karen Blankenship
Alan Boose
Gabrielle Boose
April Brewster
Keith Brewster
Kelli Brickman
Ashley Brudno
Alicia Burton
Alicia Burton
Andrew Bushman
Stacy Camino
Corine Casalina
Jessica Chongris
Cassy Cicero
Rob Ciszak
Stephanie Clements
Stephanie Clements
Jen Cline
Steven & Jodi Clute
Amy Cohn
Elaine Cressman
Elaine Cressman
Jillian Cressman
Josephine Culliton
Beth Emmons
Anthony & Courtney Erminio
Beth Felger
Natalie Gertz-Young
Coco Griffis
Dan Heintz
Louise Henry
Douglas Higham
Madelon Horvath
Laurie Hughes
Haley Jonovich
Carol Knez
Steve Kofol
Julie Kolcum
Tony Kramer
Kelly Laudato
Kelly Lawrence
Ward & Joan Lawrence
Carly Madden
Nerina Mazurek
Holly McCreery
Irene McMullen
Becky Mele
Kelly Misch
Lynn Monaco
Sharon Monarchino
Sharon Monarchino
Angela Moore
Sara Mosher
Ed Mullaly
Lois Myeroff
Bev Mysyk
Katy Nagaj
Michelle Nelson
Tony and Erin Niksick
Dan O'Reilly
Karen Perko
Chris Phillips
Diane Pirnat
Jennifer Polak
Mathew Prezioso
Michelle Primc
Melissa Raines
Kristen Rice
Diane Robbinson
Diana Romanoff
Annie Royle
Ben Royle
Sandy Royle
Kathy Russo
Andrea Ryan
Melanie Scanlon
Mike & Connie Scanlon
Karen Schaedlich
Shirley Schellentrager
Shirley Schellentrager
Joe Schultz
Sandy Schultz
john shiffler
Dana Shutty
Jennifer Sintic
Anthony & Donna Smrdel
Jennifer Squires
Dee Stark-Kurtz
Becki Stonis
Mary Ann Stropkay
Amy Tranter
Michael Tranter
Brittney Wilson
Guy Wilson
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