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Reader says to reelect Mehlville school board members for continued success

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To the Editor:

I am writing to enthusiastically endorse and recommend the re-election of four incumbent members, Peggy Hassler, Emma Jean Pretto, Patrick McKelvey and Tori Behlke to the Mehlville School District Board of Education. Their collective experience, unwavering commitment to students, fiscal responsibility and community engagement have significantly contributed to the district’s success and continuous improvement.

Their vast experience brings stability and wisdom to the board, ensuring informed decision-making. They have consistently demonstrated a student-focused approach, prioritizing the educational needs and well-being of every child in our community.

Moreover, their commitment to fiscal responsibility is commendable, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently for maximum impact on student learning and facility upgrades. Their active engagement with the community fosters a collaborative environment where the voices of parents, teachers, and residents are heard and valued.

In a time where effective leadership is crucial for the future of our public schools, these incumbent board members have proven themselves as dedicated volunteers and advocates for education. I urge my fellow community members to support their re-election and maintain the positive trajectory of the Mehlville School District.

Vote #1 Peggy Hassler and #2 Emma Jean Pretto for the two-year term, and #1 Patrick McKelvey and #3 Tori Behlke on the three-year term.

Ann Zimpfer

Oakville 

Editor’s note: Ann Zimpfer was a teacher in the Mehlville School District. She previously ran unsuccessfully for the Missouri House of Representatives 95th District in 2020 and 2022.