State Representative Litesa Wallace visits and observes Kishwaukee Elementary

Staff Report

State Representative Litesa Wallace (D-Rockford) visited Kishwaukee Elementary School on Monday to observe class activities, interact with students and hear from educators.

“It’s important to get a firsthand perspective and see directly what is happening in Rockford schools,” Wallace said. “I had some great conversations with the educators of Kishwaukee, and I will take their thoughts into consideration when I go back to Springfield.”

Wallace was led on a tour of the school by Kishwaukee Principal Aimee Kasper and was allowed how staff connects with their students. While there Wallace read to kindergartners, talked to students and visited a supplemental reading lab. Wallace was also able to observe how students are receiving meals under a free federal meal program in the cafeteria.

“Unfortunately for some students, this is the only solid meal they may receive all day,” Wallace said. “Programs like this are important for the health and well-being of our youngest, and I am hopeful that it will have a positive impact on academic performance in the classroom as well. We should be doing all that we can to help our children grow and perform.”

For more information, please contact Wallace’s full-time constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or email

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