Students, not agendas
It was very disappointing to read that Angela Jacobs-Underwood was dropping out of the race for Congress.
It seems to me that Steve Knight should have been willing to stay out of the race if there were concerns about dividing the Republican vote. His entry only after Ms. Hill resigned is puzzling. He seemed an honorable man, but I believe he represented only the national Republican Party and not the many people in our district. While I would have looked carefully at Ms. Jacobs-Underwood, I will not vote for Mr. Knight.
I would suggest that the AVUHSD Board opt for an early election to replace Mr. Davis. That way the decision would be made by the voters. Alternatively, they might choose an interim member who has no affiliation with any of the current Board members and who would agree not to run for election in 2020.
The latter would save the District the cost of a special election. There are many decisions that the board needs to make in order for the District to operate. It is time for the members to put the needs of students, staff and community above their personal agendas.
Leslie Flaxington Lancaster