I strongly recommend Michael Washam for Visalia Unified School District Trustee Area 5.
I had the honor of meeting Michael and his wife, Johanna, at a VUSD board meeting when the topic of discussion was boundary maps. They were at the meeting because they care about the community and what happens to all students.
Michael is passionate about helping the schools and he does his homework. He will work hard to make sure that every child in every neighborhood has equal access to the high-quality education he or she deserves.
His position as planning director for the county makes Michael the perfect candidate for the school board. His education and experience will help VUSD grow in all areas. Michael rejects the one-size-fits-all approach to education and supports additional options for students like career and technical education.
Michael is running for trustee for the right reasons. He has two sons attending VUSD schools. As growth continues in Visalia and new schools are built, he wants to make sure that the legacy of our established schools are not neglected.
Tracy Redden, Visalia