We must embrace a community schools model to ensure high quality public education for all. This means we must strengthen the relationship between our K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and the larger community so that kids can benefit from all the resources Athens has to offer.

    • I will work to foster a strong partnership between the Athens-Clarke County government and the Clarke County School District, improving communication and cooperation through establishing regularly scheduled gatherings for the two bodies.
    • I will support the formation of an Athens Youth Council, a project which young people in Athens developed and are currently initiating. This will elevate the voices of youth in local government so that young people have a real say in the decisions that most affect them.
    • I will fight to ensure that every Athenian has access to high quality, affordable child care. Parents should never have to choose between guaranteeing quality care for their children or taking a job to support their family.

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