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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Centralia School District No. 401-L - School Board Director, Position No. 1

School Districts - Thurston County is divided into nine separate school districts, each governed by a five-member board. The board’s responsibilities include: budget, policy development, curriculum approval, planning, and communications. School board directors delegate authority for day-to-day functions to professional staff; however, they may never delegate ultimate responsibility. Board members are elected in a nonpartisan general election by voters within that school district. They receive no salary. A board may approve a per diem compensation for its members for attending board meetings. In most districts, candidates must reside in the subdistrict for which they are seeking office. All candidates are elected by the voters of the entire school district.

All school district positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the Centralia School District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Amy Buzzard 804 Pheasant Rd, Centralia, WA 98531, (360) 736-5682,
Amy Buzzard

I am invested in Centralia schools, both as a graduate and proud mother of four children. I have been a member of this community for 30 years, recently serving the school district on a Levy committee as well as a focus group for the Strategic Planning Committee. I volunteer in the schools and will continue to do so for many years to come.

I am asking for your vote because I want to be an advocate for our children as well as teachers, curriculums and programs. I will strive to keep the best interest of our students a top priority. I want to strengthen the financial resources of the school district so we have the resources to serve our children in a time of great need.

A vote for me would be a vote for someone who listens closely and strives to serve all children.

Ron Averill 2523 Graf Rd, Centralia, WA 98531, (360) 330-0334,
Ron Averill

We need to face the fact that Centralia Schools can do a lot better preparing students to enter both advanced education and the job market. Graduation rates in the 70th percentile, high dropout rates, achievement below the standard on standardized tests, and six of eight schools rated C or D by OSPI is not meeting the mark. I have been a college professor and college administrator and I have worked on high school curriculum issues. My grandchildren have attended Centralia schools at elementary, middle school and high school levels, and believe me there are challenges at each stage. Your School Board representative needs to understand policy and management issues, collective bargaining, curriculum, transportation, facilities, a sound budget and much more. As an educator and former County Commissioner I have proven I can get the job done. A vote for me is a vote for improved schools and student success.

Ballots will begin arriving October 17, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by October 24,
contact our office immediately.

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