Re: "Peninsula schools need Harbaugh" (letter, 6-6).
What Peninsula schools really need is a new direction. And Leslie Harbaugh, unfortunately, does not qualify.
Harbaugh’s biggest supporter is Harlan Gallinger, our former board president who recently showed up as a candidate for the school board in Issaquah. Together, Harbaugh and Gallinger were essentially responsible for the last three levies and bonds – all of which did not pass, I should point out.
Furthermore, the divisiveness resulting from these campaigns can also be attributed to Harbaugh and Gallinger. For example, in July 2014, Harbaugh engaged in a heated debate on The News Tribune website with a prominent supporter of the campaign against the ballot issues. How, then, could she be expected to work well with them in the future?
We need a board that engages and works with the community. Harbaugh is not the right choice for Peninsula schools.