Brett Amidan 44%
Jill Oldson 34%
Emily Allen 22%
Please check out our candidate debate which occurred October 5th
On to the General Election
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Recent endorsements -
Benton County Republican Party
WEA (Washington Educators Association)
Emily Allen (opponent in the Primary)
My Campaign Points
My Community Service
Having children going to school in Richland and having attended Richland schools myself, I have great pride and a vested interest in Richland schools. As a resident of West Richland who grew up in Richland, I will provide the representation to the Board for West Richland that has been lacking, but still respect the needs and concerns of Richland. As a professional statistician, I would bring an analytical mind to the Board, helping to better understand the data and make decisions. As an adjunct instructor at WSU-TC, I understand a little better the teaching profession and how students learn. The students are our number one priority and I will make sure that is the case. It is important that teachers are motivated and focused on their all important task of instructing our youth and not distracted and disillusioned by outside forces. To do this, I initially propose three things. First, a sit down discussion with teachers to understand what ways we can help. Make whatever changes possible to standardized testing to help teachers and students succeed. Second, find a way to deal with snow days that does not require a make-up day. Other communities do this, reducing costs and allowing the teachers the days off that they were promised. Third, I plan to use my attendance stipend to fund a teacher reward program. With the stipend money, I will purchase gift cards from local businesses and award them to teachers that are nominated by parents and students. Each nomination will require a paragraph explaining why the individual teacher deserves this recognition. The explanation and gift card will be presented to the teacher. Although the gift card may be small, I’m sure the appreciative write-up will be the real reward. As a Board member I hope to facilitate ideas like these and many more with help from the community to improve the education process and in turn, improve the education of our youth.
Richland School Board Position 4