The Quesnel Observer asked all SD28 candidates the same four questions. They were limited to 300 words.
Donelly Clement declined to participate, while the remaining 12 candidates provided answers to these questions: A. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? B. What prompted you to run for school board? C. What do you feel are some of the challenges/concerns facing School District 28? D. How do you plan to address those challenges? E. What are a few fun facts about yourself?
A. My family has lived in Quesnel for over 40 years. I am a retired teacher, having taught elementary school and adult education. I now tutor on a regular basis (just to get my ‘kid fix’. I also volunteer on a regular basis.
B. I have serious concerns about the quality of education in today’s society.
C. As always, education funds and their administration continue to challenge those in charge of its dispersal.
SD#28 has been faced with the dilemma of building new schools, replacing schools and upgrading schools on a never-ending basis. Recruiting certified teachers is also a situation that must be addressed.
D. Hopefully, we, as a Board of Trustees, can work to overcome those challenges. Brainstorming new ideas to address the pertinent issues will bring a fresh new perspective on how to resolve and/or improve the issues.
E. Hmmm…fun…when I taught, I had a little dance group (40 kids) called West Fraser Dancers. I learned to ride a horse when I turned ???. I love to volunteer!
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