Thanks to all the students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members who gave their time, energy, and resources to my campaign for school board. It has been an honor to receive your support. I am grateful to have heard your concerns, experiences, and ideas about education in BVSD. As I look for other ways to serve this community, please don’t hesitate to contact me to further share what’s on your mind. Speaking of contacting, I will be collecting the yard signs and stands so please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will come by to pick them up. Or feel free to drop them on my porch at 1125 Hancock Dr (Boulder) if you are in the area. I’ll keep the signs for now – you never know…..
Hello, I’m Dean Vlachos. I’m running for Boulder Valley School Board. Here’s why:
As a parent of BVSD graduates and a spouse of a BVSD teacher, I have benefited from the district’s efforts and commitments. It is now time to give back for future students, teachers, and community supporters. Running for the school board allows me to use my abilities as an engineer to carefully evaluate proposals and policies and to ensure that every child in BVSD receives an outstanding education, that teachers and staff are well supported, and that taxpayer funds are used appropriately.
As a school board member, I will be committed to investing the time and effort to learn and understand the issues that are important to the BVSD community. This includes listening to and asking questions of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to compile multiple perspectives on concerns/ideas. Further, I believe it is important for school board members not to micro-manage district and school issues and activities, but instead to use and rely on education resources and experts in the field. I desire to work closely as a team with fellow board members, to build consensus or defend and communicate opposing viewpoints, all toward serving the community.
I will work to support:
- A safe, stable learning environment
- Parent and community engagement
- District-wide comprehensive and inclusive curriculum
- Fiscal accountability
- Reflection of the community’s values in the search for a new superintendent
- Representation of underserved students