School District 622

November 4, 2020

From Superintendent Tucci Osorio

622 Students, Staff, and Families,

While we do not know the outcome of all election races at this time, I am pleased to share with you the names of the four community members who were elected* to our District 622 School Board.

  • Steve Hunt

  • Nancy Livingston

  • Julia Martens

  • Charlotte Nitardy

*Please note that these are unofficial results until certified by the school board on November 12. We thank everyone who participated for their interest in our school district.

During this incredibly important week, I want to take a moment to thank every one of you for what you bring to our 622 school community. Ours is a school district with so much to celebrate and of which to be proud.

Our graduation rate surpasses our state average. Our district is one of the tops in Minnesota for College in the Schools (CIS) credits completed while in high school. Last year alone, 436 of our students saved more than $1 million in tuition by completing advanced placement and College in the School classes. On top of that, thanks to our voters, we are in the midst of a major district renovation project, which will see us open brand new schools and renovate others in the next few years.

This fall, recognizing that interaction is so important to our students, we have seen our athletes compete in soccer, swimming, football, tennis, cross country, and volleyball, all while observing the recommended safety protocols. Last week, our theater programs offered socially-distanced performances to limited audiences. Also, many activities, including National Honor Society, Math Teams, and Knowledge Bowl, are meeting online and in-person as allowed.

In a time where our nation continues to be divided over politics, our staff and school leaders are committed to ensuring that all students feel safe and welcome in our schools, regardless of race, religion, immigration status, or gender identity.

To all of our 622 students and staff, YOU matter. You deserve to feel safe in our schools. Your unique talents and diversity are valued, and no one has the authority to take your personality and diversity away. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

As adults and students continue to process their feelings about the election, we remain committed to supporting each individual in our community. We are here for you and are available to anyone seeking help or guidance during this time. If your child needs to meet with someone from their school, please reach out directly to a teacher or principal.

As we continue during these uncertain times, I want to thank you for your partnership with our school district! We will get through all of this together.

Warm Regards,

Christine Tucci Osorio