This letter originally appeared in the Statesman Journal.
Kathy Goss answered the graduation rate question with the understanding that it begins in the first three grades. If a child has a strong start in school, success follows. Trying to play catch-up with older students seldom works and those programs are expensive.
Putting emphasis on the primary grades, making sure that by third grade all students read and write at grade level will result in successful high school students and high graduation rates.
Kathy Goss knows what it takes to make the school district reach its potential. Vote for her — she’s needed.