Voters in Area C of the electoral district can find out more soon about the people running to fill a vacant school trustee position.
The district parent advisory council (DPAC) for School District 71 is hosting an online event open to the public. It is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m.
As with many other meetings or forums, it will happen online due to COVID-19 restrictions. The candidates will be appearing via Zoom.
The public can submit questions to the candidates in advance of the forum. These must be received by Nov. 27 and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email the DPAC as well to receive the invitation link to Zoom in order to watch the forum. There is also information for dial-in options for the forum.
Six people filed candidacy papers to run for the vacant position on the board of education by the Nov. 6 deadline: Randi Baldwin, Kandice Bielert, Cristi May, Monica Parkin, Terence Purden and Robert Thompson. The Record is also running profiles of them. The seat on the board became open when trustee and board chair Ian Hargreaves resigned at the beginning of September.
General voting day is Dec. 12, with advance polls held on Dec. 2 and 10. For more information on the election, see the Comox Valley Schools site at https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/