Connecting Washington Task Force

Last month, members of the Connecting Washington Task Force were announced. There are 30 (or so) people on this task force which is charged with recommending statewide transportation funding solutions for the next 10 years. There is broad representation, but no one on the task force specifically speaks for the ferry system. For those of us living in ferry-dependent communities, this could be problematic.

The task force will be working between now and Thanksgiving. It is critical that readers take the time now to contact the task force to express concern about how ferry funding issues will be addressed.

Our local Ferry Advisory Committee has done a great job explaining the role of the task force and in providing one-click information for reaching out to the task force. Please click here to access the FAC website, read the information, and submit your comments. I’ve completed the survey. It’s quick and easy to do.

Share this post widely. I will add it to Lopez Rocks for residents of Lopez. Residents of other islands, please post links to this message on your local news sites. Let’s be sure the task force knows we care!

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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