Letter to the editor: Lincoln school board candidate speaks to town
My name is Rob Backlund and I am running for Lincoln’s open seat on the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board. I am the son of retired public school educators and my daughter, Suvi, will be a member of the Mount Abraham Unified High School Class of 2037. I was raised to value, appreciate and cherish education. Any efforts, time and money that I put forth to support our children, our teachers, our schools, our communities, our collective education, isn’t energy and capital spent, it is time and money invested. I aspire to represent Lincoln on the school board so that I can role model for my daughter and her classmates the aforementioned lessons that my parents taught me.
My overarching aim as a member of the board would be to ensure that we are supporting the education of all students in the MAUSD in a fiscally responsible way while achieving the best educational outcomes that are aligned with community values and strategic goals.
Over the past year (my family recently moved to Lincoln in January of 2019) I have attended many MAUSD board meetings and all three of the “Let’s Talk” community engagement conversations. I believe that the board has demonstrated commitment to engaging all community members, humility to admit short comings and grow from feedback, and is as open and transparent as possible in regards to facts, figures and decisions that are made in the district. As a Lincoln representative, I will continue to push the school board to conduct any and all business in these ways.
Currently I have the bandwidth of time and energy required to be an effective board member. These facts coupled with my stated ethos is why I would be excited and humbled to represent Lincoln on the MAUSD School Board.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at [email protected].
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