Six candidates have entered the race for the five Powell River Board of Education seats to be filled on general election day (October 15), including Rob Hill, Dale Lawson, Maureen Mason, Jaclyn Miller, Scott Randolph and Kirsten Van’t Schip.
The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you to serve as a Powell River Board of Education trustee?
Here is the response from Dale Lawson:
Voters elected me to serve as trustee in 2018 and I moved into my current position as chairperson in 2020. I believe voters should choose me again because I care about people and what matters to them.
Student success affects all of us. Our graduates will grow into the adults who will build our homes, grow our food, provide our medical care and everything in-between.
We need students in our system to be confident, critical thinkers and resourceful problem solvers; we also need them to be compassionate, empathetic, thoughtful and kind. Each student needs something different to be successful in our rapidly changing world.
Students, families and staff in our district need trustees who will govern effectively together, who are committed to listening, learning and ensuring supports are in place for all learners to be successful. Despite the many challenges over this term, our team has built a solid foundation to support success for all learners and I’d like to continue our momentum.
Voters should choose me because I would like to continue this work as part of a team that will make a difference for our students, staff and our community. Thank you for your support.
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