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This opinion column was submitted by Matthew Montognese, candidate for Washoe County School Board District E.

Each student needs a complete education, as ignorance creates a deficit where knowledge builds a bridge to a bright future. I am running for WCSD to faithfully serve and sincerely administer for the good of our students, educators and community.

Our sacred educational system is our future and I was fortunate to be provided an excellent education here in the Silver State where I was born, and as a youth educated in the WCSD. I have a vision shared with many people: to reconnect our great communities with trust; to provide all opportunities to students for their future, build character back into schools, help students find