I support Juanita Beard for election to the Peninsula School Board Nov. 2. Her experience as a mental health professional and a parent with children in our schools makes her very qualified for the position.
Last spring the state Legislature passed a bill including a new hotline for mental health emergencies. We know the stress of the coronavirus has led to depression among students as well as school staff.
The Legislature also passed a bill requiring teacher training for diversity, equality and inclusion, important to the relevant teaching of American history and kindness in the classroom.
Whether it is mental health, our educational curricula, or safety from COVID-19, Juanita Beard believes what’s best for children comes first. Getting vaccinated or wearing masks should not be a political issue during a pandemic that has taken more than 700,000 American lives.
Vote for Juanita Beard by Nov. 2.
Bob Anderson, Gig Harbor
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