Two school board trustees have submitted their nomination papers to city hall for re-election.
Lew Young personally dropped by the Times-Herald to make the announcement of re-election for Prairie South School Division (PSSD) 210.
“I love serving the community and being a part of it,” Young told the Times-Herald. Yound said he has family who have worked in education and knows first-hand the importance of teaching.
Some of Young’s priorities for this term are: providing a high quality program promoting learning and achievement, early childhood education, assuring PSSD continues to be a preferred employer for its 1400 employees and continue looking for better ways to utilize existing facilities for learning programs.
Trustee, Al Kessler of the PSSD is also seeking re-election for the communities of ward three Assiniboia, which includes Mossbank, Willowbunch, Limerick and Crane Valley. “I feel there’s still work to do,” Kessler said. “We still need to see what direction to go with our early childhood and pre-teen programs.”
Both Young and Kessler stated a big change for this year’s election is the decision in having trustees serve four-year terms instead of three.
Kessler said it usually takes two to three years to become fully effective on a school board; and believes a new four-year term is a step in the right direction for accomplishments.
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic School Division (HTCSD) board chairman Mark Corbin said the work and commitment needed to be on a school board is well worth it.
“The personal development and getting to see the difference in governance models is very rewarding,” Corbin offered. “It’s really an excellent opportunity to serve the community ... and provide a sound foundation for our student’s future careers.”
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