1. What would you do to resolve the teacher’s job action?
2. What can SD 85 do to keep schools open in the face of potential funding cuts?
3. Is SD 85 undercutting private business by renting out a publicly supported property, Robert Scott elementary school?
4. Why should people vote for you?
1. This is not a local issue that will be dealt with by School Board 85 and we should not attempt to interfere with the process. Rather we should encourage the negotiating teams for the BC Public School Employers’Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation to reach a new collective agreement that addresses the needs of delivering quality education across the province.
2. Look for opportunities to utilize excess space for community groups that encourage healthy activities covering a cross section of activities such as fitness, the arts, dance, culture, cooking and first aid making the schools active public buildings.
3. In order to be fair, the school district should charge rents that reflect current market rates for commercial use.
4. I want to represent the students and their families from the Eastern Zone at the School Board 85 level to best achieve their learning potential. I hope the skills I bring to the position would help with a team approach to problem solving looking for alternative solutions. At the same time my current work with small businesses across the North Island communities gives me a regional perspective. The education system needs to constantly evolve in order to meet the goal of preparing well rounded young people to take advantage of opportunities in their future.