As a former school board member of the Central Kitsap School District, I have had the privilege of working with two candidates who are running for re-election, Bruce Richards and Jeanie Schulze. Although in Jeanie’s case, while she was recently appointed to the board, I had the opportunity to observe her performance when she was an employee of the district several years ago.
In light of recent leadership transitions within the district, and the complexity of sorting through the issues facing public education today, we desperately need, more than ever, men and women to serve on our school board who understand how to navigate through these difficult challenges. We need people who are committed to the future education of our children, who ask tough questions, who hold administrators accountable, but who also know how to work collaboratively with all facets of the community: teachers, staff, parents and students.
Frankly, I can’t think of two more dedicated, knowledgeable, competent, and respected individuals than Bruce Richards and Jeanie Schulze.
Please join me in voting for Bruce Richards and Jeanie Schulze.
Carl R. Johnson