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.”