Ann Arbor Public Schools voters have plenty of candidates to choose from as they fill four of the seven seats on the school board in next week's election. While I am interviewing all nine candidates actively running, today's report is on Donna Lasinski.
She's spent the last decade supporting Ann Arbor schools serving on the PTO Council and advocating for more k-12 education funding locally and in Lansing. Lasinski hopes voters reward this dedication to the district by letting her serve on the school board.
Ensuring every child can reach their full potential is her top priority. To close the achievement gap and reach this goal Lasinski calls for the district to look outside the box in meeting the needs of all students.
She says the big battle in education in Michigan over the next five to ten years is the fight over funding. "Our students need to have quality education programming and the desire of the state or the way our proposal A is written and how we fund education on a per student basis in an economy with a declining population," Lasinksi says.
Deirdre Piper's name will appear on the ballot next week but due to family issues she is no longer seeking a seat on the board this year.