I'm very honoured that the constituents of Rideau-Rockcliffe and Alta Vista have again chosen me to represent them as their public school trustee. I'd like to thank all who have supported my campaign. I'd also like to acknowledge Marty Carr and Tanya Dasilva for running a good campaign.
Ensuring the well being and success of children is the most important task a community has and I will continue to work hard this term to do my part as trustee. Some of the specific issues I am looking forward to addressing are: to continue working for better consultations; the implementation of data collection by race and ethnicity for better decision making; and, honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action, especially around implementing an Indigenous curriculum.
The Province is consulting with parents across the province to address concerns and get feedback in several areas of the education system.
Feedback from these consultations will help shape decisions in the following areas:
- Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
- Improving provincial standardized testing
- Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
- Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
- Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
- Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights
Information on how to participate. The deadline to give input is Dec. 15, 2018