School Trustee - General Discussion

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The trustees of SD23 work far more than the 120 hours you have 'generously' given them credit for. The trustees I've spoken to spend at least 1200 hours a year on Board of Education work. There is more behind the scenes work than the public sees at the public meetings. I don't begrudge one cent that is paid to trustees. The trustees did not just decide to vote themselves a hefty raise. There was an independent assessment to determine the appropriate salary for trustees. The current salary paid to trustees in SD23 is far lower than the average salary of trustees in other districts of comparable size.
As part of a $165.6 million dollar budget it's a drop in the bucket. Less than .064% of the overall budget.
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joepeeved wrote:I did my homework.


You clearly don't know what they do if you reduce their work to that list.

You may have done your "homework", but you didn't do your research.
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I attended the Trustee All Candidates Forum yesterday evening and was somewhat disheartened by the number of individuals who attended.

There were probably only about 50-60 people that attended the Trustee All Candidates Forum last night and only one candidate running for city council (Mr. Andrew Powell) stayed for the entire evening. (I am aware that Brian Given was there for a short time and then left - If anyone else did come, I missed seeing them)

People seem to have forgotten that every decision made at the District or Ministry level affects children/grandchildren and their future as well as the future of Canada. One would think that more people would take an interest in the education of students considering it will be these individuals running our country and our economy at some point during our lifetime.

If Trustees did, in fact, make $140 per hour with very little effort/work on their part, I'm absolutely positive that more individuals would be running for these positions!
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2by4angel wrote:I attended the Trustee All Candidates Forum yesterday evening and was somewhat disheartened by the number of individuals who attended.

There were probably only about 50-60 people that attended the Trustee All Candidates Forum last night and only one candidate running for city council (Mr. Andrew Powell) stayed for the entire evening. (I am aware that Brian Given was there for a short time and then left - If anyone else did come, I missed seeing them)

People seem to have forgotten that every decision made at the District or Ministry level affects children/grandchildren and their future as well as the future of Canada. One would think that more people would take an interest in the education of students considering it will be these individuals running our country and our economy at some point during our lifetime.

If Trustees did, in fact, make $140 per hour with very little effort/work on their part, I'm absolutely positive that more individuals would be running for these positions!


Yesterday was an extremely crowded evening for events - I was one of 20 or so candidates who attended the All Candidates Forum on Water Issues at the exact same time as the Trustee Debate. In addition, some candidates were involved with Bridge Youth and Family Service's Night of the Arts.

I agree that Councillors should be informed about School District issues and priorities, and hope to foster a strong working relationship with the Trustees so we can co-operate on issues of mutual importance.

While I didn't have a chance to attend the debate last night, I've been impressed with what I have seen from the Trustee candidates. I have had the opportunity to speak with just about all of them, in addition to working alongside the incumbents during my time on the School District Student Council. The public education system will continue to be in good hands given this year's crop of Trustee candidates.
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It was also the Just for Laughs Comedy tour yesterday...a very event packed night. Really appreciate the thoughts of those who attended the SD Trustee forum though. Their thoughts and recommendations are a big help!
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This school board needs a cleaning.I hear lotsa talk and see very little action.
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Did you go to the forum, dudlee? There's no point replacing the incumbents if you don't know who you're replacing them with.

From your previous posts in other threads, you seem to have the biggest issue with one of the staff.
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CarMa wrote:Did you go to the forum, dudlee? There's no point replacing the incumbents if you don't know who you're replacing them with.

From your previous posts in other threads, you seem to have the biggest issue with one of the staff.


Oh don't worry I know who I'm not voting for.
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