Thank you Mr. Hills. I’m thrilled that you are running for a seat on the Laguna Beach Board of Education. Over the last year and a half, I have attended many board meetings and heard you speak on many issues of importance to our school district. Initially, I was skeptical about your intent. Soon it became clear that you care deeply about our district.
I read the Indy article with interest, brushed aside the attempt to create a controversy where none exists and focused on the issues that you care about. I was thrilled to see that if elected, you will be a champion for our children; that you want to do much more for our fabulous teachers. They certainly deserve it. I applaud your pledge to discontinue the practice of hiring $3,200 a day consultants and instead spend taxpayers money on our students. I have high hopes that your legal expertise will help guide the board on governance issues. Given what I have witnessed and given my experience of working with school boards for over 20 years, they certainly will benefit from your constitutional legal training.
I have heard some criticize you for talking too much, but I encourage you to continue to speak out. I admire both your commitment and courage. sincerely hope that the citizens of Laguna Beach take the time to talk to you, hear what you have to say, because if they do, I truly believe they will come to the conclusion that we need you on the board.
I think it’s so cool that you were student body president of Laguna Beach High School, that you are a surfer (truth be told, I’m envious,) and that your children and grandchildren attended our schools. However, what I most appreciate is your willingness to continue to give back by serving on our school board, just like you gave back serving in the Peace Corps.
Change is good. We will have a new superintendent and I pray you on our board. It’s time for change. I’m filled with high hopes for the future of our district with you on our board. You have my full support. My son needs you on the board and if he could, he tells me he would vote for you.
David Flores, Laguna Beach