Editor, 

The incumbents re-running for Northshore School District Board have demonstrated COLLECTIVE FAILURE and need to be replaced.

Jacqueline McGourty, Sandy Hayes and Amy Cast all voted 5-0 in every Board Meeting. They are all accountable for the decision making that has put our district in the situation we are in.

REFUSED TO OPEN SCHOOLS-WIDENED THE LEARNING GAP: Only 1% of Special Ed students received in-person services; after a year of planning, still scrambled to open only two days a week, when surrounding districts managed 4 ; STILL no clear reopening plan for fall

IGNORED MENTAL HEALTH RISKS: The Board refused to place urgency on reopening for in-person services even when faced with soaring mental health crisis data.

FUNDED INEQUITY WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS : Built new 'top of the line' tech-enabled schools, while 62% left in disrepair

NO CHECKS AND BALANCES: Not a single dissenting voice nor questioning data. Union trumps Students EVERY time; Approved and compensate an excessive $460k for the Superintendent (Second highest comp in Washington but only the seventh largest district)

PUT KIDS LAST, POLITICS FIRST: Unanimously endorsed by union and political parties, in a NON-partisan race; Refuse to implement science-backed literacy - many not reading at grade level

The incumbents no longer have any connection to the district — no children in the schools. Jacky McGourty is completely disconnected, Sandy Hayes has been in her seat uncontested for 12 years, and Amy Cast completely ineffective after eight years.

VOTE FOR CHANGE - VOTE THEM OUT

Dominique France

Woodinville 

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