After six years serving on the Cariboo Regional District board, Deb Bischoff is changing direction.
This term she is dropping the CRD in favour of running for the Zone 5 seat on the School District 27 board of trustees.
“I am an experienced two term (six year) Area D Cariboo Regional District Director, experienced in working with a board of 16,” Bischoff says. “I am comfortable working within the confines of a $50 million budget and, within provincial guidelines, yet confident the unique culture of the Cariboo Chilcotin is successfully integrated into School District 27.”
In addition to having grandchildren attending Cariboo schools at the elementary and high school levels, Bischoff says her school involvement has included serving as the Nor Kam Parent Advisory Committee chair, District Parent Advisory Committee, and working as a team member in order to implement school food programs.
If elected Bischoff promises to work to improve the education system by building stronger relationships between parents, local governments, the business community and the provincial Ministry of Education and will work to strengthen confidence in the school board.
Among other things she would work to make sure graduating students are fully prepared to enter local workforce and/or continue on to post graduate studies.
She would also work to make school buildings available to the community during the summer months for post graduate courses, professional training, and meetings.
For more on the candidate positions on various issues see this Friday’s issue of the Weekend Advisor.