Letters to the Editor

Support Muse, Veerkamp

By From page A8 | October 31, 2012

EDITOR:

With all the funding challenges facing school districts across the state, it’s refreshing to know that our high school district has a Board of Trustees with the knowledge, leadership and wisdom to effectively position the district to continue its drive to achieve academic excellence.

Measure Q was passed by the voters of El Dorado County in June of 2008 and authorized raising $66 million to address facility short comings at our high school campuses. This year and next the remaining $15 million of that funding is being applied to address the last set of priorities identified by the district. The impacts of the Measure Q improvements that have been made are now being fully realized with a safer and more conducive learning environment for our kids.

The leadership of the board, and most notably board members Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp, was key to the successful passage of this bond measure. Insisting on community input from the start, they helped set the tone and strategy for this crucial initiative. This inclusive approach to clarifying the needs, getting consensus on the solutions and prioritizing the projects has resulted in the timely delivery of truly campus changing projects. The insight and guidance from Mary and Lori to district staff has been immeasurable in the efficient and effective roll-out of these changes across the district. Their continued experience, vision and leadership are needed on the board to continue to guide the El Dorado Union High School District over the next four years.

I ask you to join me in voting to re-elect Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp as Trustees of the El Dorado Union High School District Board when you go to the polls this Nov. 6.

Philip Peacock
Executive committee member of Measure Q Campaign
Parent representative Measure Q Citizen’s Oversight Committee

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