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 Scott Randolph:
I am a proud father of three young children. My sons attend grades three and four at Edgehill Elementary School, and my daughter is two years away from entering kindergarten.
Putting my name forward to serve as a trustee is based on a desire to ensure that every student in the district (child and adult) is able to get the best education possible while also having a system that supports their emotional and mental well-being.
I believe that my experience in public service, governance, a strong working relationship with the provincial government, and my time volunteering on a number of charitable organizations in the community will be an asset in representing residents’ interests.
Our School District 47 is growing. Enrolments have been rising for the last six years or more. However, our infrastructure is aging and there are schools that are over capacity and relying on portables to create classroom space.
The next board will have an important role to play in advocating for the resources to address space and staffing issues and implementing the district’s “Long Range Facilities Plan.”
I would like to be part of the team that works to find solutions to these pressing issues.
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