We are writing to voice strong support for re-electing Rick Maloney and Mary Lu Dickinson to the University Place School Board. As The News Tribune editorial (TNT, 9-17) rightly noted, both Maloney and Dickinson have devoted decades of service to the students, families and community of University Place.
As community members, we know that our higher property values are a result of the well-deserved reputation for excellence of our school district. With Superintendent Patti Banks’ retiring at the end of this school year, it is critical to maintain the stability and focus that Maloney and Dickinson has brought to the school board.
It is disturbing that another board member would seek to unseat a dedicated public servant rather than working collaboratively for the good of the University Place School District.
Please keep our excellent school district strong and stable by placing your vote for both Maloney and Dickinson.