I’m voting for Leo Kypuros for school board because I know him to be a man of integrity with a commitment to a smooth running district. He likes to study all sides of an issue. Leo and Kate Kypuros are dedicated volunteers with a focus on the school district.
I met Leo at a school board meeting 11 years ago. I noticed that he asks intelligent questions, offers pertinent information and respects people on all sides of the issues. He’s worked on many efforts including the strategic planning committee.
Leo and I attended the same parenting class, where I found him to be an open-minded learner, an insightful thinker and a committed father. He helps his neighbors. He helped me when I moved, I didn’t have to ask.
Okay, so Leo’s a nice guy, a good listener, and he plays well with others. But add to that the skills he brings from his workplace, and we’ve got a great school board member: As manager for the Snohomish County Solid Waste Division, he manages over 100 employees and is responsible for nine operating facilities throughout the county. He’s accountable for an annual budget of over $10 million. Leo is experienced in handling issues that arise with employees, budgets and buildings.
These are the same issues that the school district faces. In light of today’s budget crisis and layoffs, his skills would be put to good use in many school board decisions.