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All the right skills to serve on the school board

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It has been my honor and privilege to serve with Marilyn Rodger and Jim Quesenberry on the San Luis Coastal School District board. Each brings unique talents to the board. Marilyn's background in construction contracts has been invaluable as we navigate the complexities of faithfully fulfilling the Measure D projects. Jim's strong history as former teacher, union president, and grievance chair provide insight into the challenges of being in the classroom. Both have worked with the district's other bargaining units to ensure pay, working conditions, and benefits that are the envy of the districts in our county. Under their watch, our schools have been recognized locally, countywide, and nationally. By every standard and measurement, our students continue to steadily thrive and achieve. Salaries and working conditions remain strong. All taxpayers, students, and the community at large will benefit from their continuing contributions. Of the nonincumbent candidates, one has attended one partial school board meeting and the other attended only a meeting when the board thanked and expressed our appreciation at the time the teacher retired. Between them, Jim and Marilyn are supported by former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, Supervisor Bruce Gibson, SLO Progressives, and many current and former district teachers, staff, and administrators.

Ellen Sheffer

San Luis Obispo

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