The SHUSD Board of Trustees Needs ‘Brave People with Good Hearts,’ Says Letter to the Editor
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We all get caught up in national and statewide politics and elections and consequently we sometimes forget that what matters most is also the thing the thing that we can actually have a real effect on—local issues. There is another important election coming up this fall and the time for action is now. There are three terms out of the five on the Southern Humboldt Unified School District board of trustees up for re-election. These are currently held by Thomas Mulder, Michelle Bushnell, and Scotty McClure. New candidates have until August 10 at 5PM to file with the Humboldt County Board of Elections for the November ballot.
I would like to encourage anyone who realizes how important these positions are for the future of our children and our community to make the sacrifice of time and energy and go to bat for education. New candidates can bring fresh ideas and debate issues and that is healthy for all. There are only five seats now on a board that once consisted of nine and that is unfortunate but it means that each voice is very important. Fresh ideas are sorely needed. The self appointed board that we have now has consisted of the same old faces for quite some time now and the natural progression to narrow self interest and away from the public good has endured for far too long.
The deadline to file is August 10 at 5PM. As of this writing, no one has filed. We cannot breathe new life into the school district unless brave people with good hearts step forward. Please act now. We will all be grateful. Thank you.