In 2019, 66.5% of the voters approved a bond measure to build four new elementary schools, including Evergreen Elementary on Key Peninsula, which will alleviate drastic overcrowding and improve access and safety for our kids. More than just about anyone else, Jennifer Butler’s hard work helped get these new facilities built. Jennifer has worked tirelessly to improve our school district by helping ensure adequate funding for important priorities like advanced placement, special education, activities, and school security. She has volunteered both in and out of the school district to help improve educational outcomes and provide opportunities for graduates.
We are fortunate to have a school board candidate who has dedicated herself to our students and school district rather than focusing on political rhetoric and manufactured controversy. Rather than articulate a positive vision for our schools, Jennifer’s opponents have resorted to smears and falsehoods. We tell our kids that telling the truth is important and lying is wrong. What kind of example would we set for them by electing to our school board people who in their campaign do exactly what we tell our kids not to do?
It’s often said that a person’s true character is shown when no one is looking. When no one was looking, Jennifer was doing everything she could to make our school district a better place for kids. That’s the kind of leadership we need on the Peninsula School District board, and I hope others join me in supporting Jennifer Butler.
Bryce Nelson, Gig Harbor
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