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Likes Hill, Upton

| April 26, 2023 2:00 AM

As a young teacher in our school district and mother of two going through our schools, I was always happy in the past to have other young women serving on the Columbia Falls School Board. Ann Allen, Karen Fisher, Marion Foley and Judy Windauer come to mind and were engaged in the process as SD6 board members and always felt comfortable asking questions.

Board members make a lot of decisions that nobody ever thinks about when it comes to education. They work without pay and make votes on everything from transportation issues to how to spend our taxpayer dollars. They recently made the final decision on our new superintendent.

I hope my friends and neighbors will vote for two young women on this year’s mail ballot in Columbia Falls — Megan Upton and Keri Hill. Both have children in our schools and care about not only their future success but the other students in our system. Asking questions and making good decisions for our district is something I’m sure both will do.

The one thing I would like to see as a taxpayer is more transparency with the half million dollars a year spent on technology that we voted for a few years ago. More transparency with our tax dollars in general is always good when it comes to finance, just as the state has done.

Vote for Megan and Keri….young moms ready to ask the right questions and lead the district to higher levels.

Knowing the lackluster mail service we have, I encourage you to mail your ballots as soon as possible. Another option is dropping them off at the SD6 Administration Building next to the new Glacier Gateway School. You only have two weeks to vote for Megan and Keri.

Dee Brown

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