There are many things I'm thankful for in and around Battle Ground. We have lush, natural beauty, good people, thriving local businesses, and a community of friends. I am also thankful for our school district, with it's hardworking and dedicated staff members and its countless deserving students.
I have lived in Battle Ground and worked for the school district for 30 years. Have I agreed with every decision? No. Have I experienced frustration along the way? Yes. Do I fully support this levy effort? Yes! Our community needs a strong, healthy, adequately funded school district at its foundation.
I am proud to be a part of Battle Ground Public Schools. I support its leadership and board members, who are good people making tough decisions. My colleagues and I will continue to do our best to meet the needs of our students and community.
Public education is freely available to all children, but it isn't free. We need your "yes" vote in the April 23 levy to continue our work. Please send in your ballot early. Thank you for your support.