As alderman, I would work with all of the public schools in the ward to strengthen the school culture and strengthen the school’s ties with the surrounding community. I would hold meetings at least every other month with the leadership of all levels of schools in the ward and the police to discuss issues pertinent to the schools, including student safety. I would encourage private investments from local businesses to provide needed capital improvements to the schools. I would act to protect a school if it were threatened with closure, and advocate for other alternatives. Finally, I would seek to make Uplift Community High School a neighborhood high school.