Driven largely by new and continually expanding state and federal laws, Molalla's policies were growing vastly longer and more numerous. Even trained linguists and lawyers had difficulty interpreting them.
As a driving force on the superintendent's policy committee, I have been successful in trimming, updating – even eliminating – some policies. My extensive background in writing has made it possible for the district to make many policies easier to read and understand.
However, the number of district policies had grown so large prior to my arrival on the board that the work will take years to complete. I vow to continue my service on the policy committee, and to ensure that district leaders continue collaborating to improve new and existing policies while eliminating those that are unnecessary.