The Tribune asked candidates running in the municipal, regional, and School District 27 election a few questions about themselves and their platforms.
We asked the following:
• What position are you running for?
• Why are you running for it?
• What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community?
• How do you propose to tackle them?
Candidates in the area, including those who have been acclaimed, were invited to participate for free
and were given a maximum word limit of 275 words to answer the questions above.
The following are the answers we received from participating candidates:
1) What position are you running for? School District 27 Zone 2 trustee.
2) Why are you running for it? I believe every child deserves the best education possible. Each child is unique and has different needs. My hope is that in the role of trustee I will be able to work to ensure every child in our school district has their educational needs met, and every opportunity is provided for all students to be successful.
I have been involved as a volunteer parent since our daughter started school. She is enrolled in Grade 4 at Mile 108 Elementary School and I am presently serving as the PAC chair at Mile 108. In the past I served as chair of the Cache Creek Elementary School PAC and chair of the Gold Trail District PAC during its formation, and served as a parent rep to the education committee for the Gold Trail School District.
3) What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community? I feel there are many issues and it is hard to list the three top issues. I do feel the biggest challenge in the coming years will continue to be declining enrolment.
4) How do you propose to tackle them?
It will be challenging to meet the needs of all students in the district as we see our student population decline. It is my goal for our district to provide the best educational experience possible to all students. We need to work together as a board to meet the needs of all students in our district, and provide all students with what they need to be successful.