Why Jerry Got Involved

Jerry Rutherford

35+ Years Collier County School Board

Why Jerry Got Involved

Jerry Rutherford

35+ Years Collier County School Board

Jerry Rutherford

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Primary Election August 23, 2022

Why Jerry Rutherford got involved

Jerry’s son was in 10th grade in Orlando, FL. His son came home and told his dad that in English class the teacher played a recording of a poet, and the language was indecent. Jerry was going to speak to the teacher, but his son said not to do it because of the peer pressure from the teachers and students. Jerry then became involved in the School Board Meetings. 

When Jerry’s daughter was born in 1985, he became active in the Collier County School Board meetings. What was learned was enough to decide on home schooling his two daughters. The risk of what would be taught was more than two working parents could handle. 

Jerry showed up at meetings to influence a few dozen school board members in 35+ years in Collier County. When Jerry’s grandchildren started public schools about 10 years ago, he and his wife inquired frequently what the children were learning. 

This is what lead Jerry to run for District 1 in the Collier County School Board election in 2021 for the election year of August 23, 2022.

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