In your opinion what is the most critical issue facing the school board at this time and how do you plan on addressing it?
I think that the one of the most critical issues that our Board of Education is facing is that school districts in BC are underfunded compared to other provinces across the country. Compared to the national average student funding in BC is low. If BC students could receive comparative funding , districts could have a huge impact on student learning. We would see more teachers and educational assistants in classrooms, principals and vice principals would not have to teach instead of supervising their buildings and the senior staff would have the resources to in-service staff and provide up to date resources for students. Buildings could be upgraded and receive new technology . Then BC students would have the same opportunities that other students do elsewhere in Canada.
I am willing to work to advocate for more funding. I would commit to learning and growing in the role of Trustee. My 8 years of experience as District Parent Advisory Council chair and Parent Advisory Council chair have given me a deep rooted passion for public education. I believe in fully funded public education and think that it is government’s responsibility to make that happen. I will work to make this happen.