Monday, 10 May 2021

Darling: Why I’m running for reelection to Lakeport Unified Governing Board

I have been privileged to serve as a Lakeport Unified School District Governing Board member for 17 years, supporting all the stakeholders. I am proud to have been part of a school district where children are always the first priority.

I have been married to my wife Ruth for 44 years and have had two children graduate from the district. We are both active in the community and have supported the schools, children, clubs and service organizations for many years.

I have worked to create a culture at LUSD that is one of trust, kindness with a rigorous, standards base curriculum and this has led to outstanding student achievement.

These accomplishments have been achieved through the collaboration of staff, parents, administrators and the governing board for the benefit of all the children in our district.

I see the role of the governing board as setting the district vision, hiring outstanding staff and advocating with the community on behalf of our district.

I see my individual role on the governing board as constant advocacy for the children of our district and I am proud of the accomplishments during my tenure.

Under the current board and administration, the LUSD schools have made great strides to create an outstanding learning environment for both staff and students.

The district has updated classrooms to 21st century infrastructure and state of the art instructional technology.

The district has also installed “green” technology which includes new LED lighting in all classrooms and solar panels that currently save the district $60,000 per year in utility costs.

We implemented individualized training for staff by the Stanford Leadership Corps, established a Community Day School to better serve at risk youth and, under the current leadership, we have broken ground on a beautiful new learning center for Terrace Middle School.

LUSD is not a struggling school district, but a dynamic place to learn and work.

I am looking forward to two more years of service and believe that I am uniquely qualified to help LUSD provide quality educational opportunities.

I will continue the service and commitment that I have shown for the last 17 years.

Dennis Darling lives in Lakeport, Calif.

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