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Suppiger is the best choice for board seat

| October 14, 2021 1:00 AM

Incumbent Land Pend Oreille School District Trustee Gary Suppiger has done an outstanding job on the school board during his four years in office. He is a strong supporter of public education, stressing quality with accountability. LPOSD is the only school district in the state to provide a detailed accounting of how our permanent levy dollars are being spent. He remains committed to fiscal transparency. He also supports local control of curriculum and health safety. He endorses the school district providing options to traditional public schooling, such as homeschooling. The goal is always to help students succeed.

I have been fortunate to hear Gary speak several times, and have been impressed with his knowledge of how the educational system in Idaho works. His dedication to our students is evident. He and his wife have lived here 42 years and their three children attended public schools in Bonner County K-12. One indicator of his commitment to students is the fact that for 17 years he has volunteered one morning a week as a math tutor at Sagle school. He does this before going to work.

Among the facts I learned from Gary is that LPOSD is a high performing school district, and that our high school graduation rate exceeds 90%. We rank highly in several areas, including the percentage who "go on" to college, trade school, et al.

Let's continue this proud record. Vote for Gary Suppiger for Lake Pend Oreille School Board, Zone 2.

RAE CHARLTON

Sandpoint