Janice Caton will seek another term as school trustee for SD 71 Comox Valley School District, representing the City of Courtenay.
Caton brings with her extensive knowledge and understanding of the B.C. public school education system as a result of her nine years as trustee on the board of education along with her many years as an involved parent, which included serving as PAC chair and executive on DPAC. Caton continues to be connected to parents and brings their concerns to the board table in her role as a trustee.
Currently, Caton is vice-chair of the board, chair of the education committee, and the district representative to the provincial British Columbia Schools Trustee Association.
Caton understands the many challenges public education is currently facing. She is on record stating that the provincial government needs to provide more funding for public education.
She believes that districts can provide the necessary support to students and staff if school districts are appropriately funded. Caton works hard to ensure that the needs of students and staff come first and foremost in any decisions that come to the board table.
Caton recognizes that our district has been able to provide many excellent programs and opportunities for students and staff over the past three years.
These programs include the AcelT Trades program, our very successful International Student Program, and Nides/ Navigate.
Caton has a demonstrated commitment to public education and would welcome an opportunity to continue to work on behalf of students and parents in the Comox Valley to create the best education system that we can provide for everyone.
She would be honoured to continue to represent the citizens of Courtenay as a trustee.