Ward 10 By-Election: School board voters needed
Most of us do a pretty good job showing up to vote in federal and provincial elections. Unfortunately, this is not true in local elections. The percentage of eligible voters that actually vote drops to about 15% at the municipal level. That number goes down even farther for school board elections.
So here is my request: Ward 10 eligible voters, let’s do better! Why? The role of commissioner is one that helps set policy and direction for the school board. They dedicate their time to set guidelines ranging from school safety to budget allocations. Through them, parents and citizens can make their voices heard.
Students have a variety of learning styles. Teachers have a variety of teaching methods. When the two are in sync success is the result. Add in the pandemic: parents had to scramble to have the right tech at home. Internet access was often a challenge. Families with more than one child had a balancing act supervising and allocating resources (including themselves). Not all students learn effectively on-line. The commissioners need to offer insightful ideas concerning education in the endemic phase that we have now entered.
Ward 10 voters need to first of all vote. It will probably only take 30 minutes, driving time included.
Second, support the candidate with the experience and knowledge to do the best job. Your opportunity to vote awaits on June 19 at the WQSB office.
Finally, a thank-you to all who choose to vote. It does matter.
Cathy Goldsbrough, candidate for Ward 10 Commissioner (WQSB)