School District 85 candidate: Lyn Skrlac, Area 3

School District 85: Skrlac, Lyn — Trustee candidate, Area 3

  • Oct. 29, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Lyn Skrlac

The role of trustee is not unfamiliar to me after 21 years of experience locally and provincially for School District 85. That time has given me valuable knowledge of history in bargaining, policy development, hiring and leadership development.

I am well aware of the pressure of trusteeship as well as the enormous sense of accomplishment in being part of children’s and families’ lives.

The pressing issues, as I see them, are the following:

• Rebuilding working relationships with teachers after the strike;

• Working through the ongoing discussions on class size and composition;

• Continuing to adjust to the effects of falling enrolment throughout the district; and

• Lobbying hard and continuously with the Ministry of Education for funding to offer the best, up-to-date education for our students.

My time as a former trustee, the owner of a small business, raising our three children — schooled here — and living on the North Island since 1976, gives me strong sense of community and the confidence to be your locally elected trustee.

I have been Tried, I have been Tested, and I have been True, to both my community and the education of the children of SD 85.

I respectfully ask for your vote on Nov. 5, 2014.

 

Just Posted

NorthIsle starts drilling in Pemberton Hills area after negotiating deal with Freeport

Mining industry one step closer to a revitalization after farm-out agreement

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s open house a blazing hit

PHFR Lt. Harding explained that the organization is always looking for more recruits.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation drafts first phase of passive housing project

The housing project will have 96 residential units for low-income families.

North Island Seniors Housing Foundation requests land from Port Hardy Council

“The foundation members will be coming to council with more information at a future date.”

Naked man jumping into Toronto shark tank a ‘premeditated’ stunt: official

The man swam in a tank at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Tri-Port Midget Wild kick off season with gold medal performance at Nanaimo tournament

Chalk up another gold medal performance for the Tri-Port Midget Wild.

North Island Peewee Eagles shutout Comox Valley Chiefs at home

The North Island Peewee Eagles took no prisoners at the Chilton Regional… Continue reading

Nanaimo Clippers ‘clip’ North Island Atom Eagles’ wings on the road

The Nanaimo Clippers defeated the North Island Atom Eagles 6-4 on Saturday in Port McNeill.

Port McNeill municipal election candidate Derek Koel’s profile

“For over 18 years I have followed Port McNeill municipal politics and affairs closely,” Koel said.

Port Hardy municipal election candidate Don Kattler’s profile

“I believe it is time for new energy and change in our municipal government,” Kattler said.

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Most Read