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Dear Meridian School Board Members, Meridian Staff and Meridian Community,
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Meridian School Board Member and my friend Brian Evans. Brian was the longest-serving Board Member over the last few decades in Meridian.
His contributions to the students, community, staff, and facilities of the District are immeasurable. He was consistent in his passion and dedication to all that is Meridian. During my time as Superintendent (2012-2018), I considered Brian my mentor. He was level-headed, smart and demonstrated a high degree of common sense. He asked hard questions, challenged everyone’s thinking (mine included) and pushed all of us to excel.
He was a strong advocate for each and every student and believed strongly that the District would provide equitable opportunity for all students regardless of their interests or backgrounds. He believed there were multiple roads to individual success and that our job as educators was to help each student in our care to find their own path. He believed the District should provide robust programs and