Robyn Angus is running for school trustee. Photo submitted

Meet SD 27 trustee candidate Robyn Angus

CANDIDATE: Q&A

What do you think are the top issues facing School District 27?

The top issues for SD27 according to news sources are hugely focused on the lack of respect, trust and poor relationship, surrounding the vote of non -confidence. While I am not currently involved with the inner workings of the District my knowledge only comes from the media outlets.

Why do you want to be a school board trustee?

I have decided to run for the trustee position in part because I am a parent and I feel that if there is any change to be had, we need more people with the collective thinking of making children’s school years successful. By becoming a trustee I would do my part in making that happen. In order for everyone to be successful we need the pyramid of people to stand each other up and make that happen.

How would you go about improving relationships within the district in light of last year’s vote of non-confidence by the CCTA?

If elected as trustee, a priority would be to strength the relationships from within. In order to achieve success that we all strive for, we need to be working on the same page. We need to be building each other up, as we teach our children the same from a young age. With so many inner components and areas of engagement we need to remember that we are all working towards the same goals.

What are your thoughts on how the province funds districts?

Honestly my knowledge on how the province funds the districts is limited at best. However, if elected I will do my absolute best to become fluent in this information.

Would you support the closure of schools when its population drops below a sustainable level?

My stance on school closures, no two situations are the same and if I was involved in a decision such as a closure every angle would have to be looked into heavily. Something such as a school closure is no easy decision and all avenues would have to be explored.

What would you like to see in local schools that isn’t there now?

I can currently only comment what is in my own children’s schools. What I really enjoy is the school gardens. The fact that children are not only learning how things grow, they are getting their hands dirty, literally. I am a big supporter of the skills that will teach children now how valuable these resources are. I am also a firm believer that children also need to learn the fundamentals that will carry them through their adult lives.

What could be done to attract and retain teachers in this district?

As for my ideas of how to attract and regain teachers within our district, this again starts with having a strong relationship and environment that teachers will want to be apart of. If we can show other potential teachers that we have an enjoyable environment that they can do what they love they will be more inclined to stay. If there are minimal issues from within then teachers will feel like they are more valuable and can contribute their skills to teaching these young minds.

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