In the City, seven candidates for three spots; in the District twelve people are vying to fill four spaces.
I did read the North Shore News' profiles of all nineteen people. What's actually kind of sad is that you would have to look long and hard to find any difference between them all.
Have Kids? YES!
Active in PACS? YES?
Think we should sell schools? NO! (Unless we really need to.)
Montessori, IB? YES!
Role of School Boards? Community Voice! Planning and Finances! Something about communication with the Province!
Since what was on the NS News site didn't tell me anything, I did visit the websites for the eighteen people who had them.
No matter what your political stripe, the recent battle between the BCTF and the Liberal government was the single biggest issue for anyone involved in education. It's staggering that only one candidate even hinted that there are problems with how the Province handles education.
If you support the way that Christy handled those negotiations I want to know. And regardless of what you think, I want to hear about how you view the relationship between the Province and local Boards.
If you, as a School Board candidate, haven't thought long and hard about this I sure as heck don't want you on the Board.
And one more thing - if you're running for School Board you should realize that spelling and grammar do count towards your final grade.