The quality of our district, our region and our State largely depends on the strength of our local school districts and level of performance that our teachers and students achieve. School districts across the state must receive fair and equitable funding. Additionally, because tax dollars are not the only answer to a quality education, we must demand an appropriate level of performance from our teachers who should in turn expect a high level of performance from all our students and children. Education is a cooperative effort between our government, our school districts and our citizens. When families work with educators and legislators, our children will be successful. We must set and maintain the highest standards of education for our schools.