One Year In: My Promise to You
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Trustee Katie Williams released the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of her campaign launch:
“On March 4, 2020, I formally chose to enter the race to become the Trustee for District B on the Clark County School District Board of Trustees. Knowing my daughter would soon be entering our public schools, I decided to find a way to make the change that I wanted to see for her in the School District. When I announced, I made it clear that I was prepared to work harder than anyone to earn your vote and represent District B.
As I campaigned, I made several promises to the voters of District B, and I am happy to be able to report on their status:
I pledged to take no pay for this job, and instead to divert my earnings as a Trustee to help our students. I am proud to announce I will be turning over my pay for the first three months of this year to the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, where multiple programs are available to youth in our community with Down Syndrome.
I pledged to keep my door and my mind open to the students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members of District B. Over the last year, I have put 7,000 miles on my car travelling the district to meet with all of these stakeholders for the betterment of our schools.
I pledged to stand for school choice, and to work to ensure that a student’s zip code does not determine the quality of education they will receive; I am proud to report I have worked hard to bring school choice to the front of our conversation, and to find ways to work with leaders in our state on expanding options for Nevada’s students.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 and shutdowns across the state, I made an additional promise:
I pledged work to re-open our schools. This has evolved into an issue that not only effects student performance, but encompasses mental health, hunger, and a myriad of other issues. I am proud to say that I have kept faith with the voters of District B on this crucial issue by making the motion at the Board to bring our students back to schools. Last week, I was proud to be able to stand with Superintendent Jara and my fellow district leaders as we announced our schools will be returning to the classroom starting this month.
As we reflect on the last year of this incredible journey together, I would like to renew my pledge to continue to honestly serve the people of District B in the best way I can. You sent me to the Board of Trustees to be your voice, and I am proud of and humbled by that trust. Thank you for allowing me to be here for you; I look forward to continuing to serve you!”
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