Former Tacoma Mayor Karen Vialle announced Wednesday that she plans to run for a seat on the Tacoma School Board.
Vialle, who served as mayor from 1990 to 1994, has also worked as a substitute teacher in Tacoma Public Schools for nearly nine years. She is a member of the city’s current Mayor’s Task Force on Education.
Vialle plans to run this fall for Position 5 on the board, the seat now held by first-term board member Kim Golding.
Golding said she welcomes the chance to run against Vialle. She said she agrees with many of Vialle’s ideas, such as reducing the dropout rate and the achievement gap, but she said the challenge is to do it without enough resources.
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