Tim Bennett is seeking a third term on the School District 57 Board of Education.
First elected in 2001, Bennett has served as chair of the board for the past few years.
“I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish in support of our students,” he said in a news release. “However, education is something I am very passionate about, and there is still work for me to do. As I look ahead to the next four years there are a lot of challenges and opportunities facing our school district and public education. I know I have the experience and leadership to advocate for and support our students, staff, district and region over the next four years.”
In addition to his role as trustee and chair, Bennett is a director with the BC School Trustee Association and is the executive director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George. He is the former president of Volunteer Prince George, former president of Northern Interior Branch of the BCSTA and has been an active volunteer supporting various Prince George nonprofits and events.
Bennett identified some of the priorities for the new board as:
- Addressing the current catchment and capacity issues facing schools in Prince George,
- Supporting staff through the final implementation of the new curriculum,
- Advocating for our district and region through the current Provincial funding formula review,
- Advocating for and ensuring a fair and successful bargaining process in 2019 with our teachers and support staff.
The make-up of the board will change for this election with five Prince George trustees, a Mackenzie trustee, and a Robson Valley trustee.
Bennett will be filing his papers for one of the five seats in the new Prince George electoral area. Former trustee Betty Bekkering, Stephanie Mikalishen-Deol, and Sarah Holland have also announced they are seeking a spot on the board.
Information about his campaign and contact information can be found at www.timbennett.ca.