Last August, I ran for an East Valley school board position in District 3. I was defeated.
The purpose of this letter is to ask voters who supported me to place their November vote in favor of incumbents Heidi Gillingham and Kerri Lundstroth, and candidate Deanna Ervin.
I believe the three candidates mentioned above are the most qualified to carry out the duties in a very professional manner.
The recent decision to return East Valley’s program to a pre-kindergarten-8 and 9-12 configuration was very well thought out. Financially, the district is struggling because bond issues have failed to pass for several years, not just recently. These failures have nothing to do with the particular program. The economy is what influences the “yes” or “no” vote.
I served 27 years in East Valley as a teacher, counselor, coach and assistant administrator. I have degrees in all those areas. During those years, we operated as K-8 and 9-12, and later as K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. It matters not which configuration a district chooses as long as finances and good staff are made available.