PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Message to EDUHSD candidates

By October 30, 2012

EDITOR:

If it is not broken, don’t try to fix it.

Incumbents Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp are two reasons that the El Dorado Union High School District is not borken. Mary Muse has been on the governing board for 17 years, and Lori Veerkamp has served for the past eight years. The budget is balanced, the district has a healthy reserve for contingencies. The test scores are high and the district is running smoothly. Some other high school districts in the region are having financial problems, staffing unrest, program cuts and issues that take the focus off of the education of students.

Most people do not know what the role of a school board is. It is simple. One of the most important tasks is to hire a superintendent to manage the district. The board, with Mary and Lori and the other three members hired Sherry Smith, now retired, and presently Chris Hoffman, who is doing an excellent job. Another responsibility of the board is oversee and review the district budget. Another excellent job, with the district in good financial shape, even with the present economy. Lastly, the board’s role is to review and develop policies that guide the district now and in the future, not to micro manage staff as some people may think.

Review the ballot statements for Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp and then make up your mind, and hopefully join us in supporting Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp to be retrained as trustees for the governing board of the El Dorado Union High School District.

If it is not broken, don’t try to fix it.

BOB AND SARA EDWARDS
Placerville

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