THE OREGONIAN Endorses Virginia La Forte for PPS School Board Director – Zone 5!

“(La Forte’s) tenacity has been instrumental in identifying problems and forcing the district to confront them…La Forte has documented failures by schools to provide enrichment for talented and gifted students and relentlessly prodded the district into dealing with lead paint covering the Alameda Elementary School playground…La Forte distinguishes herself with her competence and organizational expertise that shows how she can take ideas, gather data, research solutions and map them out into marching orders in relatively short order. What many might find overwhelming – the board turnover, the hiring of a new superintendent, the financial challenges and this time of upheaval – she regards as a prime opportunity for change. The board could well use her confident mindset that even this dysfunctional district’s problems are solvable.”