Letters to the Editor

ELECTION: Choose Harbaugh, Wilhelmsen for Peninsula board

I fully support Leslie Harbaugh and Rand Wilhelmsen for the Peninsula School Board.

As a teacher and parent in the district, I have worked closely with both of these incredible candidates. We need their passion, leadership and expertise to pass a critical levy, improve school programs and search for a qualified superintendent.

Harbaugh is one of our most dedicated volunteers; she has demonstrated her commitment to our students and families by actively participating in a variety of school programs and organizations. With failing levies, increased class sizes and district cuts, she has stepped up to help fund-raise, write grants and support our schools to ensure a quality education for all students. She is someone teachers admire and trust.

Wilhelmsen has provided vision and economic expertise to the board. He is an investment banker who cares deeply about the issues facing staff and students. He regularly visits classrooms to solicit feedback on the key issues facing our district: aging facilities,; increased class sizes, limited resources, increased state testing and graduation requirements. He provides common sense and financial prudence to the board.

We need these candidates’ expertise and leadership to help move our district forward in a positive direction.