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August 14, 2012 > Letter to the Editor: Dear Friends

Letter to the Editor: Dear Friends

This is to let you know that I have decided not to seek re-election for the Fremont Unified School Board. I have been giving it much thought and praying really hard for wisdom to make the right decision.

On the one hand, I feel that I should run because of my experience on the Board especially in the areas of budget, curriculum, and special education funding. On the other hand, I feel it is not the best use of my time and energy because the problems we face year after year are not things that we can resolve at the local school board level.

Instead of trying to change the system from within, I am hoping to bring changes from outside the system. That is why FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) came into being. My eight years serving on the School Board have trained me to identify many problem areas, and prepared me to find solutions for them.

What I hope to do through FUSS is to inspire people to give, share, and work together to help make our schools better. I believe that by doing something positive and constructive, a little at a time, we can make a gradual change to the Me-Me-Me culture that is so prevalent throughout our society.

My decision not to run is further confirmed as I see some very qualified candidates stepping up to take on the task. I feel at peace with my decision knowing that our Board will continue to do its best to serve our students without me.

My heart is for FUSD, and I will still be serving our school community, but now, by taking on a different role.

May our school district shine bright in this very confusing age as we work together to build up our schools and students.

God bless,
Ivy Wu
Fremont Unified School District
Board of Trustees, Vice President

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