Inclusiveness for all students. Rural Schools deserve the same supports as Urban Schools. Kids who need extra supports should be able to have his or her supports throughout the District no matter what school they attend.
The main roll is to give direction to administration to set out the guidelines and direction of the School District.
I fully support SOGI. It is more inclusive than the program it replaced. It gives tools to teachers help them teach. It also brings the School District into compliance with the Human Rights Code.
I vow not to close any schools. When looking at budgets it is important to look beyond the numbers and look at how your decisions will impact lives. A Trustee needs to listen to peoples stories and take them into consideration when making any decision and work toward a creative solution.
I want to bring stakeholders together to explore how we can implement a Healthy School Food Program in our District. With over 20 per cent of our students under the poverty line. Healthy foods need to be used as a strategy to help reduce students bad behaviour and improve grades. We have all been hangry or lost concentration when hungry so we should find a way to support students so they can maximize their learning potential.
I am very determined person who is rarely outworked to complete a project. In project management, it is important to empower others, build trust in relationships and be a strong communicator regarding my vision. I have been nominated and won several awards for project management within the Public and Private Sector. I like to be known as someone who gets things done.
In my business career, I know retention is less expensive than recruitment. We retain by building safe and respectful work environment for our staff. We need to have open communication with unions and address concerns in a timely manner. So that staff feel respected and appreciated. I have been able to do this in both the Public and Private Sectors.
Building Relationships with numerous stakeholders and different levels of governments in order to be able to leverage every possible resource available to School District 57 is the first step. We need to be creative with the money we currently receive and become a leader in new initiatives. Once we have explored all options and build a case that we are getting the most out of funding we receive, it is easier to build a case for why we need more funding.