Letters to the Editor

Letters - Sept. 30, 2011

Consider Schulze

Why am I supporting Jeanie Schulze for the Central Kitsap School Board, District 4?  Very simple ... I have found her to be: thoughtful, respectful, disciplined, knowledgeable, and most of all a woman of integrity.

Having served for 14 years on the CK School Board, I was able to observe Jeanie functioning in her role as the Community Relations Specialist for the District.  During her years of employment I witnessed a highly professional and competent individual who clearly understood the workings of a school district, and who was often called upon to handle very sensitive, and, at times, controversial issues with the media and members of the community. Jeanie was always very thorough and articulate in her ability to accurately and fairly represent the District.

Today, more than ever, we need a woman like Jeanie to represent all of the hard-working, tax-paying citizens of this community who believe in the importance of our children’s education.  We need someone who will listen ... Who will not demean the efforts of administrators, staff, and community committee members who work diligently to make recommendations to the Board ... And who can be trusted to ask the hard questions, and who will hold those entrusted with our children’s education accountable for their performance.

That’s Jeanie Schulze.  And I respectfully encourage your vote for her.

Carl R. Johnson


Keep Cathcart

I’d like to express my gratitude to Christy Cathcart for her dedication, honesty, professionalism, practicality, and willingness to continue as a school director in the Central Kitsap School District.  Christy has never lost sight of the original intent of elected public office; she works tirelessly to represent the taxpayers, students and staff of CKSD.  She listens carefully, studies and synthesizes all materials diligently, and makes decisions based on knowledge and common sense.  She understands the “devil is in the details.”   She’s not afraid to ask hard questions, request more information, or speak plainly when situations demand.  In other words, she’s not a “rubber stamp.”  Christy’s extensive knowledge and experience with the convoluted school finance schemes the state and federal governments impose is vital to ensure CKSD students continue receiving a high quality education.  Please retain Christy Cathcart as our representative on the CKSD Board of Directors.

Carrie Riplinger


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