MacLean is the right choice for school board | Letter

Snoqualmie Valley School District is as dynamic as it is wide. The Board of Directors and SVSD staff are in the midst of some huge changes that affect all Valley students – high school construction, Core 24, block scheduling and full day kindergarten to name a few. These changes require quick and decisive action to maintain fiscal responsibility and protect timelines. Taxpayers and students alike benefit from this.

Tavish has a reputation of working collaboratively with administration and other board members to resolve issues quickly and efficiently. He actively listens to school staff as well as the community at large and brings feedback to the administration to formulate plans of action.

He is focused on improving outcomes for kids without self-promotion.

Good ideas come from everywhere — students, staff, administration, community and board members. He is customer service oriented and brings a strong interest in maintaining open dialog and a respectful, cohesive working relationship with fellow board members, the district, school staff, parents and the community.

The board of directors job comes with a steep learning curve. It takes time to understand the guidelines for both procedural and financial decisions. Tavish has served in this role for four years, learning the foundation of the position, the processes and how decisions impact district staff, students and taxpayers. Because of his reputation and experience, Tavish is a vital asset to the progress of our school district as we head into the next chapter of incredible change for our Valley schools.

While Tavish is running for Position 1, he believes the director job requires protecting the interests of every neighborhood, every school, every family and every child. He has worked hard to do just that these past four years and I hope you will join me in voting for him in November so he can immediately get more accomplished these next four years.

Anne Stedman

North Bend

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