School board candidate Olson brings legal expertise, vows transparency
Why are you running for Valley View School Board?
As a mother and concerned taxpayer, I am thoroughly dismayed by the lack of transparency, fiscal impropriety and mismanagement of the Valley View School District. I am running in order to be proactive and to change things, especially in regards to the budget, transparency and failing test scores. I feel that too often the board makes decisions without input from the community.
Why should you be elected?
My education, finance knowledge and work experience sets me apart from the current school board members. There are many current financial discrepancies, and I think the board really needs somebody who is well-versed in appropriations law and budget development. There are also unresolved issues with teachers' contracts, so there is a glaring need for a person who knows contracts, labor and employment law.
What is the biggest issue facing Valley View School District?
It is academic achievement. As a mother, I am uncomfortable with the overwhelmingly poor test scores by Valley View students. How do we get them up to speed? ... They need to be prepared for the future, we must prepare them to succeed.
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