Tonia Frawley is running for school trustee position in Comox. Photo supplied

Tonia Frawley running for school trustee position in Comox

Tonia Frawley is excited to announce that she will be running for the school trustee position in the Town of Comox where she has been a resident for 15 years.

Having served on the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) executive as chair at both Brooklyn Elementary and Highland Secondary schools, as well as the Comox Valley District PAC chair for several years, Tonia feels that the school trustee role is the perfect fit for her.

Tonia, a mother of three, started out as a parent volunteer at the elementary school. It was when the school district needed to make some hard decisions around school closures and configuration that she became very active on the Brooklyn PAC and joined the school closure committee, which then led to her desire for advocacy for all of the students.

Tonia’s oldest child was in the first Grade 8 cohort to join Highland Secondary after the district chose to reconfigure from middle school to a secondary model, triggering her need to get involved on the PAC executive there. It was only natural that she then became involved with the District PAC.

Along with many of her other responsibilities as chair, she would help arrange for parent education sessions with out-of-town or local speakers to support parents with health and mental well-being, cyber safety, and public education.

After attending many district meetings, including board and education committee meetings, she was invited to several conferences on public education, and to sit on hiring committees, policy committees and calendar committees which gave her the knowledge of policy, procedures and roles in the district. Tonia has built strong relationships with partner groups and intends to make sure that those relationships stay strong and remain positive.

As a local real estate professional, Tonia is community driven and wants all new families who choose to make the Comox Valley their home feel that they are sending their children to a safe, healthy and inclusive school that offers equal education no matter which neighbourhood they live in.

“As a school trustee, this isn’t about the area we are elected to. It cannot be about students from a specific area…it must be about every student in this district. They all deserve to be supported and to have the very best education we can offer them”

Tonia can be reached at toniafrawley@gmail.com

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