Oct 11, 2007

principals endorse Wilson, Barclift

It's official:
Both the Olympia Education Association and the Olympia Principals Association have endorsed newcomer Frank Wilson for the District 1 seat and incumbent Carolyn Barclift for the District 4 seat.
I'm also heartened by what Nejedly and Meltzer have said:
Meanwhile, their opponents — District 1 candidate Jeff Nejedly and District 4 candidate Lucy Gentry Meltzer — both say they would reach out to teachers and principals if elected, despite not receiving those groups' endorsements.
For both endorsements at least for the OEA, it was a difficult decision. We interviewed and deliberated for hours, spoke with teachers and community members throughout the district, and after a few days, made our decision in good faith, long before this race turned into a slug-fest and ended up dividing the current Board.

No matter who wins, I hope the Board can move forward in a spirit of cooperation and trust.

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