Dear Friends in Ward 7:
In my recent column in the Hamilton Community News, I used the opportunity to discuss the core values that I believe I can bring to the public school board if elected as Ward 7 – Hamilton Central Mountain Public School Trustee on October 27th, 2014.
My column was inspired by a quote from Thomas Jefferson who said:
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.
To me, this is the essential quality that I would like to bring to the public school board – along with the real world experience needed to be an effective trustee.
We cannot continue on the current path of setting board policy based on ideology and a vague idea of “we know whats best for you”.
From my column:
Parent involvement in the school system is critical to ensure that local issues are considered at the board level. The current top-down “we know best” decision-making process does not value input from the talented and experienced parents, teachers, city partners and community members, and is a trend that does not serve our students well.
With a taxpayer-funded annual budget of over $500 million, the elected board of trustees must ensure the entire Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is transparent and accountable.
For the entire Hamilton Community News column, please click here.
Public School Trustee Candidate
Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain
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