The mailer says that "Heather believes in neighborhood schools and parental choice and will use proximity as the number one priority for school assignment." The GOP also says "the new Choice Plan will be the foundation for providing parents and students with stability and provide an opportunity to improve every school."
The mailer says "Heather will listen to the people and be responsive." Referencing the Bedford reassignment controversy, the mailer also says that "in contrast, Heather's opponent responded to over 300 parents concerned about busing their children to another school by saying he intended to 'stonewall' them."
The mailer says "Heather will make in-classroom expenditures number one in allocating available resources. That means protecting teachers and teacher's assistants and lower class size first."
The mailer says "Heather will work to raise the bar of expectation for every child and not try to hide at-risk children by sending them to different schools."
"Ending the turmoil of forced busing will permit the School Board to concentrate its efforts on achievement," the mailer adds.
The mailer also reproduces a copy of this letter to the editor that ran Oct. 21 in which parent Gary Swann accused Hill of not being helpful a few years ago when a reassignment plan resulted in siblings being split between two high schools.
In describing Losurdo, the mailer says she's "a parent, not a bureaucrat," "married for 17 years to husband Craig, two children in middle school," "veteran of the United States Air Force," "former account manager for First Union National Bank" and "active at Journey Church in Raleigh."