SD#62 trustee candidate Neil Poirier speaks to issues

All six of the school trustee candidates in Milne's Landing spoke ot the Sooke News Mirror

Neil Poirier

Neil Poirier

The Western Communities has been home to my family for generations.

I currently live in Sooke and both my children attend school here.  I have spent the last 10 years actively involved in the education network here in SD#62.  As a member of the Parent Advisory Council at Ecole Poirier I served two years as vice president, two years as President as well as four years on the School Planning Council. Also, during this period I served as District PAC representative. Volunteering at the district level with Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council as treasurer first and then as vice president and BCCPAC rep. I have represented both the district and local schools at the provincial organization of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC). I believe in getting involved and taking action when required. The decision to run for school trustee seems like a natural extension of my involvement and continued support of public education here in the Sooke School District.  Given the nature of current issues facing parents and teachers, now is the time for a voice that speaks with clarity, commitment and strength. Schools need more funding and strong advocates; educators need appropriate support; our kids need every opportunity to thrive within their educational environment.

If elected as school trustee, I will bring many years of experience and dedication to the job. I am committed to ensuring that all our kids have access to the funding, tools, materials, healthy environment and excellent education they need to reach their full potential.

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