State senator visits district

Senator Wilk tours AHS, meets with VVUHSD officials
Posted on 02/03/2017

ADELANTO — State Senator Scott Wilk visited Adelanto High School and the Victor Valley Union High School District offices this week as he met with education leaders in the area.


Wilk said he often visited schools in his jurisdiction during his time in the State Assembly, a practice he plans to continue after winning the 21st Senate District seat last November.     


“I wanted to meet with those who are on the front lines to see what Sacramento can do to help them and what Sacramento might be doing to hinder them,” Wilk said.


The Republican senator toured the career technical education programs at AHS, including automotive, child development, medical and public safety. VVUHSD career technical education coordinator McKenzie Tarango said Wilk “spoke to our teachers about CTE needs in an effort to inform his legislative decisions.”


During Tuesday’s trip, Wilk also met with officials from Adelanto Elementary School District, Apple Valley Unified, Hesperia Unified and Victor Elementary School District. AHS was the only school campus he visited, but he plans to come back to the area in the fall to see more local campuses.


“I was very impressed with (Principal Ebony Purcell) and her leadership team at Adelanto High,” Wilk said. “The campus has a real sense of community.”


Wilk has maintained a focus on education throughout his political career and is currently the vice chair of the Senate Education Committee.


“We appreciate his interest in education,” said VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams, who joined Wilk and other VVUHSD officials for a round-table discussion. “He indicated that he would be a strong advocate for quality educational programs in the district.”

Photo captions — Top: State Sen. Scott Wilk, right, talks with Adelanto High School Principal Ebony Purcell, left, at the school this week. Wilk toured career and technical education programs at the campus and met with Victor Valley Union High School District leaders. (Photo by McKenzie Tarango / VVUHSD) Below: From left to right, state Sen. Scott Wilk, Victor Valley Union High School District trustees Tim Norton and Jose Berrios, VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams and VVUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Brian Hawkins. Wilk met with district leaders this week. (Photo by Kris Reilly / VVUHSD) - District officials with Scott Wilk