The Valleys' Voice
Do you live in the Penns Valley school district? Meet the Valley's Voice candidates for school board. On Thursday, April 27, 2023 the candidtates hosted a Zoom meeting where they answered various questions that were submitted live from the community. Use the link below to watch the Zoom meeting.
We want to extend our gratitude to all of the local and state law enforcement officers who responded on 3/29/23 to the incidents throughout the area. Thank God it wasn't an actual active shooter incident. It did, however, send a strong message that if such an incident should occur, local law enforcement is trained and will not hesitate to respond in full force. As candidates for Penns Valley School Board, we give our COMPLETE support to having a law enforcement presence in our schools. We welcome and pledge our support to the three new officers that were recently hired by the school district. There is a need to be proactive in these situations. Having a police presence is critical in an effort to keep our staff and children safe. Now we, as a district, need to support training for our teachers to work with the school police officers (SPO). We need to educate the public as to the roles and responsibilities of our SPOs. We need to support on-going training for the officers. Hiring the personnel was a crucial first step; now the real work begins. As candidates, we understand that the hiring of these officers was just the beginning. We pledge our support to these officers to provide whatever resources/training they need in an effort to create an environment where staff and students feel safe so that learning can occur.
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can fight for the change we want to see!
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We will support parents in advocating for policy and practice. We will advocate for parental rights to supersede questionable school directives and policies.
We will facilitate community engagement and input through interaction and dialogue. We will be the community's voice to the school board and administration.
We know the value of a dollar and we will exercise fiscal responsibility with our residents' tax dollars.
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