As longtime residents of the Gig Harbor area (now on the Key Peninsula), with grandkids attending school in the Peninsula School District, we're writing to express our support for Leslie Harbaugh for the school board's District 4 position.
Above all, we think our school district needs real leadership, transparency and accountability. For instance, we're happy to support school funding measures, but only if the money is spent wisely and the district does what it says it's going to do.
As she's shown in her years of volunteer work on behalf of our schools, Harbaugh has a true capacity to work with people on all sides in a collaborative way to find common ground and get important things done, all while holding people's feet to the fire.
Although she is passionate about education and has strong beliefs, Harbaugh is also great at putting people at ease and listening carefully to what others have to say. The voice of the community must be heard. We believe she can offer a fresh approach that's sorely needed.