October 23, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Clean slate for East Valley


Choose Mike Novakovich, Fred Helms and Justin Voelker as East Valley School District’s new board members. A new board of directors is urgently needed for the East Valley School District.

Incumbents Kerri Lunstroth and Heidi Gillingham have repeatedly demonstrated that they do not represent their constituents by ignoring not just one, but two, massively failed bond issues where 61 percent and 63 percent of voters sent the clear message the district was pursuing the wrong vision with elimination of both middle schools and the institution of K-8 in dangerously unsuitable elementary buildings.

These myopic board members went so far as to thumb their noses at voters by trying to pursue and fund the rejected vision, bypassing voters and issuing smaller bonds. They have miserably failed in their duty of providing sound policy and fiscal oversight of the district.

It is truly time for new board members who will listen to voters and not simply become defenders of administration. Support Mike Novakovich, Fred Helms and Justin Voelker for the East Valley School District Board of Directors.

Tim Christensen

Otis Orchards

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