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Race for West Linn-Wilsonville School District board of directors heats up, with supporters on all sides

Thompson listens, takes action for students

I am writing in support of Christy Thompson for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board.

I have known Christy in several capacities in the community over the past few years, all of which are directly related to kids and school.

She is a person of high integrity and intellect. When she speaks of her desire to create and support more open communication with families, faculty and staff in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, she means it. She leads with grace and has invested thousands of hours into volunteering and supporting our schools.

Christy Thompson's vision of reduced class sizes and increased access to mental health resources will benefit not only students, but also faculty and staff.

In an age of high stress, anxiety and a push to greater performance by our students, it is necessary for our district and its leaders to be mindful of how we support students and their families in reducing and responding to mental, physical and emotional health challenges.

Christy's desire to have more site council involvement and parental communication on curriculum choices is reinforced by her solid listening skills and ability to take action with the team of outstanding school board members that will best support or students.

Dr. Laura LaJoie

Wilsonville

Martin will bring experience, resources to the board

Chelsea King Martin is the school board candidate best prepared to manage the current and future challenges facing our students and our district.

Chelsea has the hands-on leadership experience of serving on the school board for the past four years. She knows our schools and facilities inside and out, having served as liaison to both the Long Range Planning Committee and the School Safety Committee.

She has detailed knowledge of our district budgets, which is more important now than ever as the State of Oregon is experiencing difficulty in fully funding public education.

Chelsea's experience allows her to know how we can do more for our students with fewer resources. In today's political climate, I appreciate that Chelsea has always remained politically neutral. She focuses her leadership efforts on advocating for policies and priorities that are critical benchmarks for enabling our district's children—and by extension our state and country—to reach their full potential.

In addition, Chelsea continues to focus on reinvigorating district programming around both career preparation and technical education.

Our students need school board members like Chelsea. Please join me in voting for Chelsea King Martin this May 21.

Trey Maust

West Linn


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