Candidate Statement

Elected Experience Precinct Committee Officer

Other Professional Experience County of Bucks (Budget Analyst/Internal Auditor); Elgart and Company CPA (Tax Accountant); Consolidated Freightways (Cost Accountant); Caesy Education Systems (Accounting Supervisor); SEH America (Accountant)

Education Bucks County Community College, Associate of Arts (Business Administration); Philadelphia University, Bachelor of Science (Accounting 3.5 Cumulative)

Community Service Washington Parents Rights in Education (Evergreen Coordinator); Evergreen High School Band and Color Guard Booster (Volunteer); Evergreen East Vancouver Missional Community (Team Leader); Evergreen Finance Team (Chairman); Evergreen AWANA (4th Grade Leader);Compassion Vancouver (Volunteer): Clark County Summit ‘Crisis in Education’ (Ground Team Leader): AGNA Airport Green Neighborhood Association (Volunteer); City of Beaverton (Budget Committee)

Statement As parents of Evergreen students we’ve watched their quality of education plummet for 6 years under this school board. Per OSPI: only 25% of Evergreen students are meeting Math Standards, English 38% and Science 35% (averaging 33% overall compared to next door Camas averaging 70%). Evergreen has the worst academic scores of the 9 Clark County School Districts. This is unacceptable and contributed to our losing 3,546 students resulting in approximately $37,200,000 loss in state funding.

For 2 years I’ve attended almost every school board meeting speaking several times addressing these concerns. Finally, after a year of persistence and offering several solutions. this board only scratched the surface with the SIP Program.

When elected, I pledge to use my accounting skills focusing on cost savings on administrative staff not classroom teachers. I'll advocate for more transparency and parental input with proposed budgets and bell schedule changes. Additionally, I pledge to never fire superintendents 'without cause' (as this board has costing taxpayers $570,812 buying out two superintendents in 4 years).

Poor management by this board squandering $57,330,951 in one-time ESSER Funds since 2020 resulted in $19,140,000 proposed budget cuts for 2023-24. We can do better! Vote Wilson for Evergreen!

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson