We are proud to announce that one of our own, fellow Bull Elephant blogger Willie Deutsch, has announced his candidacy for the school board seat in the Coles district of Prince William County.[read_more]Â Willie has been active in the Republican party for the past ten years at both county and state levels. He is a conservative who was educated at Patrick Henry College. On Monday he said,
â€œCurrently, Prince William County has some of the lowest SOL and SAT scores as well as the most overcrowded schools in the Commonwealth. We continue to pursue expensive building projects instead of focusing resources on educating our children.Â This equation is a recipe for failure, not the world-class education Prince William County students deserve.Â Prince William County Schools needs innovative, accountable leadership that will bring transparency to the school board. We need people who will ask, of every new spending proposal, whether the expenditure is the best way to educate our students. When every dollar is accounted for and focused on serving the students of our county, we can be proud of our education system.â€
â€œWith almost 60% of property taxes going to education, every tax payer has a stake in the school system.Â It is our responsibility as a county to protect our investment in the future.Â County taxpayers deserve a good return on their investment; in the form of giving the future citizens of this county the tools they need to be successful civic, business, and family leaders. Above all, kids deserve the strongest possible value out of each dollar that is being spent on their behalf. It is our moral responsibility to give the children of this county the best education possible and be careful stewards of the citizens money.â€
Over the coming months Willie will be meeting with people in Coles district to learn their ideas for improving the schools and ways to be more fiscally responsible with the taxpayer’s money .
Willie is passionate about improving education for students in Prince William County. We applaud his commitment to serving his community. Â He will make an excellent school board member. Prince William County is lucky to have him!
Press release here.Â