Gregg Smith Responds to Opinion Piece about his candidacy - Position #5 Bellevue School Board (Chinese translation below)

It’s important voters understand the truth. I have been involved with the Bellevue School District since my oldest daughter’s first day of kindergarten back in 2016. I started as a room parent, then recess and lunch parent. I then joined the PTSA board as Director of After School Enrichment which I ran for a few years, I help numerous other positions, then became PTSA VP for 2 years. As a recess parent, I noticed many kids lonely and isolated on the playground – this simply broke my heart. So I started a recess program in conjunction with the local YMCA for the entire school that ran 2 days a week throughout the school year. It was designed to engage kids who were lonely and isolated at recess to play games and dance. It was a huge success and many kids looed forward to it each week. I also brought in a school Ski Club where we went to Snoqualmie for ski lessons. I also helped create the Jing Mei Talent Show and also chaired other events like Field Day and many more. Suffice it to say, I have been pretty dedicated to the district and the kids. I am an activist and someone who stands up for what I believe in, which is why I’m running for Bellevue School Board, Position #5. I will not tolerate injustice against any child or group of children nor divisive teachings or concepts. I put children first and my #1 job will be to represent children and families with a goal that each child may reach their full potential in the district.

The opinion piece you forwarded does not surprise me. The author, Noel Le, is not just a "community member". He is a neighbor who lives a few homes from ours and has been harassing me, my wife, and my children ever since we purchased our house several years ago. He was on the HOA 'Greeting" committee and was supposed to welcome us into the neighborhood. Instead, he has fixated and obsessed with our family ever since, taking his harassment to new levels each time.

We had to get a Temporary Protection Order from the court back in 2019. Noel Le promised the court then that he would stop obsessing, fixating and harassing my family but has been unable to do so. It's gotten so bad, the court had to issue yet another Temporary Protection Order and then last week, the court granted a full Harassment Protection Order against Noel Le (see attached order). This behavior is not new for Noel Le, he has a long history of restraining orders, DUIs, driving without a license and more (see attached orders and police records) – a long history of harassment and endangering others. Clearly Noel Le has issues and what appears to be a complete disregard for safety and the law. So with that in mind, Noel Le has been recklessly attempting to smear my name & campaign since the beginning. It's one thing to go up against legitimate adversaries and be asked legitimate tough questions but to have the persistent, unhinged, lies and false narratives thrown at you for the sole purpose to harass, it's an entirely different thing. If one reads the emails and posts I’ve made and understands the context and timing on when they were sent, one will understand I’ve been advocating for justice and equity all along. The good news is that most people have figured Noel Le out and understand he has issues and a personal agenda. Plus, now that my family has a full restraining order against Noel Le, it will provide additional protection that we so badly needed.

I am proud of what School Is Essential (SIE) has accomplished and to be a part of this group. Despite my opponents allegations, SIE is a loosely formed group of passionate parents who really care about their kids’ education. This group also cares about teachers and schools and respecting CDC and county health guidelines – despite my opponent’s false allegations. This group of passionate, caring parents has been willing to fight hard to get children safely back into school. Remote learning has taken such an enormous toll on our children – both educationally and socially & emotionally. The fact that our district ended last year dead last for in-person hours is a testament that we need new leadership. BSD had only 10hrs per week of in-person compared to LWSD and ISD, which were 20hrs per week in-person. The performance levels of students completely reflects this as well with BSD being at the bottom of the list. Joyce Shui another board candidate, was advocating to keep kids remote even after the teachers were fully vaccinated in late April. This is absolutely unacceptable. Teachers’ Union leaders were still lobbying to keep kids out of school – all year. We cannot afford to have Joyce Shui or Jane Aras elected to the Board. It would be like electing Allison Snow (BEA Union president) to the Board. The conflict of interest would be huge and on tough issues, where would Joyce and Jane’s loyalty fall – the Union or the community? That should never be a question.

My counterpart in District #3, Faye Yang also fully represents the community and not the Union – please vote for her www.yang4bsd.com. So please vote for Gregg Smith. I represent kids, parents and the community – no one else! I want to continue helping all the kids in our district achieve their full potential! Together, Faye and I will bring excellence back to Bellevue schools. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit my website at www.gregg4board.com or email me at gregg4board@outlook.com or call me at 425-214-5335.

Thank you, Gregg Smith

Bellevue School Board Candidate, Position #5

重要的是选民了解真相。从 2016 年我的大女儿上幼儿园的第一天起,我就一直在贝尔维尤学区工作。我开始时是一名房间家长,然后是课间和午餐家长。然后,我加入了 PTSA 董事会,担任课后拓展部主任,我在那里工作了几年,我帮助了许多其他职位,然后成为了 PTSA 副总裁两年。作为一名课间家长,我注意到许多孩子在操场上孤独和孤立——这简直让我心碎。因此,我与当地基督教青年会一起为整个学校开始了一项在整个学年每周运行 2 天的课间活动。它旨在让在课间休息时孤独和孤立的孩子们玩游戏和跳舞。这是一个巨大的成功,许多孩子每周都期待着它。我还带了一个学校滑雪俱乐部,我们去斯诺夸尔米上滑雪课。我还帮助创建了景美才艺秀,并主持了其他活动,如 Field Day 等等。我只想说,我一直非常致力于该地区和孩子们。我是一名积极分子,并且坚持我的信仰,这就是我竞选贝尔维尤学校董事会第 5 位的原因。我不会容忍对任何儿童或儿童群体的不公正对待,也不会容忍分裂的教义或概念。我把孩子放在第一位,我的第一项工作是代表孩子和家庭,目标是每个孩子都可以在该地区充分发挥他们的潜力。

你转发的评论文章并不让我感到惊讶。作者 Noel Le 不仅仅是“社区成员”。他是一个住在离我们几户人家不远的邻居,自从我们几年前买下我们的房子以来,他就一直骚扰我、我的妻子和我的孩子。他是HOA“问候”委员会的成员,本应欢迎我们进入附近。相反,从那以后,他一直对我们的家人着迷和着迷,每次都将他的骚扰提升到一个新的水平。

早在 2019 年,我们就不得不从法院获得临时保护令。 Noel Le 当时向法院承诺,他将停止对我的家人的纠缠、纠缠和骚扰,但一直未能做到。情况变得如此糟糕,法院不得不再次发布临时保护令,然后上周,法院授予了针对 Noel Le 的完整骚扰保护令(见附件命令)。这种行为对 Noel Le 来说并不新鲜,他有限制令、酒驾、无照驾驶等的悠久历史(见所附命令和警方记录)——骚扰和危害他人的悠久历史。显然,Noel Le 有问题,而且似乎完全无视安全和法律。因此,考虑到这一点,Noel Le 从一开始就肆无忌惮地试图抹黑我的名字和竞选活动。与合法的对手对抗并被问及合法的棘手问题是一回事,但为了骚扰而向您投掷持久的、精神错乱的谎言和虚假的叙述,这是完全不同的事情。如果有人阅读我制作的电子邮件和帖子并了解它们发送的上下文和时间,就会明白我一直在倡导正义和公平。好消息是,大多数人已经弄清楚诺埃尔·勒 (Noel Le) 并了解他有问题和个人议程。另外,现在我的家人对 Noel Le 有全面的限制令,它将提供我们非常需要的额外保护。

我为 School Is Essential (SIE) 所取得的成就以及成为该团体的一员而感到自豪。尽管我的反对者提出指控,但 SIE 是一群松散的热情父母,他们真正关心孩子的教育。这个团体也关心教师和学校,并尊重 CDC 和县卫生指南——尽管我的对手提出了虚假指控。这群热情、体贴的家长,一直愿意为让孩子安全重返校园而努力奋斗。远程学习对我们的孩子造成了如此巨大的损失——无论是在教育上、社交上还是情感上。我们区去年在面对面时间的最后一个小时结束的事实证明我们需要新的领导。与 LWSD 和 ISD 相比,BSD 每周只有 10 小时的面对面时间,后者是每周 20 小时的面对面。学生的表现水平也完全反映了这一点,BSD 位于列表底部。另一位董事会候选人乔伊斯·水 (Joyce Shui) 主张即使在 4 月下旬教师全面接种疫苗后,也要让孩子远离。这是绝对不能接受的。教师工会领导人仍在游说让孩子们全年不上学。我们买不起乔伊斯水或Jane Aras选为董事会。这就像选举 Allison Snow(BEA 联盟主席)加入董事会一样。利益冲突将是巨大的,在棘手的问题上,乔伊斯和简的忠诚度会下降到哪里——工会还是社区?这永远不应该是一个问题。

我在第三区的同行,杨菲也完全代表

ts 社区而不是联盟——请投票给她 www.yang4bsd.com。 所以请投票给格雷格史密斯。 我代表孩子、父母和社区——没有其他人! 我想继续帮助我们区的所有孩子充分发挥他们的潜力! Faye 和我将一起将卓越带回贝尔维尤学校。 如果您有任何问题或想了解更多信息,请访问我的网站 www.gregg4board.com 或发送电子邮件至 gregg4board@outlook.com 或致电 425-214-5335。

谢谢你,格雷格史密斯

贝尔维尤学校董事会候选人,位置 #5


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Gregg is a perfect example of self-victimization.  He threatens and insults anyone who doesn’t agree with him, but when he gets caught lying or saying hateful things he claims it is a smear campaign against him.  He has regularly distorted the truth and the community has documented cases of him pushing false accusations about people through various channels. 

If the Bellevue Town team wants, I will provide documentation of such actions. 

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