Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Puyallup School Board

Oct.
31st

PUYALLUP: Time for change on school board

It’s urgent that we citizens exercise diligence in casting our votes for Puyallup School District directors.

Our district is spiraling downward under the present superintendent and his key staff members. There is widespread lack of faith and trust by district personnel and within the community. People are distrustful and disgusted that present board members are merely puppets under the strings of Tony Apostle by consistently voting 5-0 according to Apostle’s desires. PSD is no longer a jewel in the education community, rather a joke.

We’ve watched great administrators leave our district, three more this year, due to lack of leadership.

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Oct.
27th

PUYALLUP: Pasquier champions kids

I truly hope as people sit down and cast their votes for the Puyallup School Board that they reflect on the credentials of the candidates seeking office. That is why Therese Pasquier has my vote for the Puyallup School Board. I have served with her on Puyallup School District and PTA committees and have seen her at every Puyallup School District rally I have attended. She is always up-front and center encouraging parents to get involved and help make a difference for our kids. She has spent an enormous amount of time and energy working to improve the lives of

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Oct.
27th

PUYALLUP: School board needs Looker’s insight

The News Tribune was right in its editorial (10-12) about the challenges the Puyallup School Board will face in November, but I believe it was wrong to endorse Pasquier over Looker. Some information TNT omitted is extremely important in candidate selection.

Pasquier consistently states she is for “standards-based grading.” Parents and educators disagree with this practice. Voters should check to see how effective it’s been elsewhere and with colleges. I’ve found businesses don’t give multiple (three or more) opportunities to get work done correctly, nor do they give credit for not doing the work at all.

Pasquier has also shown a tendency to be swayed as the superintendent’s

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Oct.
21st

PUYALLUP: Pasquier is best choice for schools

Last week I had the opportunity to meet Therese Pasquier, candidate for Puyallup School Board, at a neighborhood “meet the candidates” event. She impressed me immensely.

First, was her willingness to meet informally with those whose support she seeks. She listened intently to my concerns and was genuinely interested in my thoughts.  She shared her vast experience advocating for better education as the PTA president, co-chair of the Citizens Committee for Education and in raising grants for school needs.

Asking about her professional experience, I learned that Pasquier has a vast business background as a funds developer and manager of

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