Letter to the Editor (Verndale Sun)
To the Editor:
To the voters of School District 818,
My name is Tyler Fisher and I am asking for your vote as a write-in candidate, to allow me to serve on the Verndale School Board.
My wife Kelly and I are both graduates of Verndale High School. We currently have three children enrolled in the Verndale School.
I believe due to the current cultural and economic climate, school board positions are the most impactful and consequential elected offices one can hold at the local level.
As we have seen in the past couple of years, many concerned parents and/or local residents are waking up to the fact that we cannot allow our school boards to be governed without oversight and direct involvement from the community.
The school board is merely a representative body of the taxpayers, parents and students to which they serve. This is why I believe we should elect people who reflect the morals, values and fiscal priorities of our great community.
Although there may be differing opinions on politics at the state and federal level among the members of our community, I believe we have more in common in regard to the way our community views our school. I will represent a conservative yet open-minded approach to the way we govern the school district.
We need a focus on fiscal and social responsibility with a priority to deliver the best education to our students as possible. We need to remember that the parents are entrusting our school with the future of their children and we are to educate, not indoctrinate. We need to focus on teaching our children how to think and not what to think.
I am confident that our community and the staff at the Verndale School agree that we have a duty to the students, parents and the community to ensure we are methodical, honest and forthright in the way we govern.
I ask for your vote on November 8, so that I may carry forward these qualities and responsibilities into an institution, that I believe is a cornerstone of our community.
Thank you all for your support and remember to write-in ‘Tyler Fisher’ on November 8 so that we can ensure our school remains the institution of excellence it has been and can continue to be!