Monday, September 24, 2007

Public School Board Trustee - Wards 11 & 13

Current trustee Nancy Close is not seeking re-election for this seat.

Deborah Duncan is a retired lawyer with 2 teen-aged children in the system. She favours a long-term sustainable agreement with the province to deal with the chronic underfunding of public schools. She is also in favour of exploring alternatives that will better serve students within the constraints of the current funding formula. Her website is here.

Karen Kryczka is a former MLA for the PC's in Calgary West. She argues that her political connections will be a valuable asset in discussion with the province.

Neil Mackie is a father of 2, who believes that the board is failing in its responsibility to engage and discuss issues with the parents of the children in their care. Neil's website is located here.

Kathy Power is an entrepreneur and mother who feels that the CBE needs to restore accountability and transparency before it tries to re-invent the wheel. She can be found here.

3 comments:

Apparent Parent said...

I didn't attend the forum (sorry), but I'm curious what the candidates' positions are on deferred maintenance. I know that Katherine Power wants better communication among CBE departments to ensure that maintenance doesn't occur after the decision has been made to close a school. That's great, but it doesn't really address the main issue of reducing the maintenance backlog.

Enlightened Savage said...

AP: It's a good question. I'd suggest getting in touch with the Power campaign directly and asking this important question. They don't list a phone number, but there is a "contact" form on their website.

Let us know if you get a response! (and, alternatively, if you don't... that speaks volumes as well).

- E.S.

Neil Mackie said...

Hey I can be found Here!!

http://www.neilmackie.ca

Thanks
Neil Mackie