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Local Control Matters

In an era of federal and state government mandates, it is essential to act in the best interests of the parents and taxpayers.  Our children only get one shot at a great education.  Let’s continue to maintain the excellence that has been found in our Puyallup Schools!


Federal Mandates that impact local communities

  • Understanding of ESSA law components that are problematic with respect to Testing and Data Collection

  • The harmful effects of The Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

  • Understanding the creation and operation of the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education

State Mandates that are ineffective

  • The current ESSA plan and development process

  • Proposed long term vision for an expanded school calendar

  • Concerns about an expansion of Birth to Age 5 policies including universal preschool.

Local Issues that matter to Parents

  • Traffic safety issues and how citizen can engage Pierce County Traffic Engineers

  • How to manage to homework expectations and the research behind what works and what doesn’t

  • Understanding standardarized testing results

  • How to approach conflicts between students/ parents and school teachers or administration using Respect For People principles.