Aubin says school board still relevant

School District 23: Aubin, Nicholas-school trustee candidate running for Kelowna seat on board of education

  • Nov. 3, 2014 5:00 p.m.

1. Why do you feel school boards are still relevant today given how much control the provincial government maintains over education spending?

I feel school boards are still relevant today even though the government maintains a large control over our spending because I support our children. I believe that education provides the greatest freedom we can offer our children to being responsible, thoughtful and engaged citizens. I I believe this can be achieved by establishing meaningful communication systems and relationships with our partner groups by including them in collaborative discussions. I believe in transparency and openness with our students, parents, teachers and the community. I am an advocate of creating relationships on all levels and feel it is the best way to gain support for our endeavors, support for our decisions and what leads to a strong, united school district.

2. What personal characteristics or background do you possess that make you an ideal candidate for school trustee??

As a father with young children in the public school system I am proud to have deep roots in the school district and an investment in maintaining the highest standards for our current and future generations. As a parent, local Notary Public, community leader and seasoned director on boards, I am committed to supporting our students and schools, the teachers who are entrusted with teaching them every day and contributing to our centers of learning that inspire innovation and creativity. I feel I can make a difference in my community. I believe that education provides the greatest freedom we can offer our children to being responsible, thoughtful and engaged citizens. Our children are the future and I want to be a part of shaping the direction of our school district. I want your vote on Saturday, November 15.

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3. Do you now have or have you had children enrolled in the public school system? If so, what has that experience as a parent taught you about what the school board’s priorities should be?

I am a father with young children in the public school system and I’m proud to have a vested interest in the future of this school district.  The first area of concern that I would address in our district is building schools. The Rutland, Glenmore and Mission areas need to be addressed. I support the replacement of Rutland Middle School and École Glenmore Elementary and the need to address the school requirements in the Upper Mission area. I will also establish meaningful communication systems and relationships with our partner groups by including them in collaborative discussions. I believe in transparency and openness with our students, parents, teachers and the community.I believe that the relationships that I have forged and continue to gain, gives me the ability to be a voice for our District. By lobbying government, fostering an environment of openness and collaborating with all of our partner groups, I can make the influential difference that is needed in our District.

4. Enrolment overall in private schools has shown an increase in recent years both locally and provincially. What do you think the school board should or can do to restore what perhaps is a reflection of lost confidence in the public school system?

As an incoming school trustee candidate, I believe we have the ability to influence change and have an effective voice for our community. I believe that the relationships that I have forged and continue to gain, gives me the ability to be a voice for our District. By lobbying government, fostering an environment of openness and collaborating with all of our partner groups, I feel I can make the influential difference that is needed in our District.

5. Why do you want to be a school trustee?

As a father with young children in the public school system I am proud to have deep roots in the school district and an investment in maintaining the highest standards for our current and future generations. As a parent, local Notary Public, community leader and seasoned director on boards, I am committed to supporting our students and schools, the teachers who are entrusted with teaching them every day and contributing to our centres of learning that inspire innovation and creativity. I feel I can make a difference in my community. I believe that education provides the greatest freedom we can offer our children to being responsible, thoughtful and engaged citizens. Our children are the future and I want to be a part of shaping the direction of our school district. I want your vote on Saturday, November 15.

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