ELECTION 2018: Larry Ransom promotes lifelong learning for students

Ransom is running for re-election in SD70

Larry Ransom is running for re-election for School District 70’s board of trustees in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Larry Ransom is running for re-election on the School District 70 (Alberni) board of trustees.

Born in Port Alberni and an ADSS graduate, Larry has lived in the Alberni Valley all his life and raised his family here. Married to Maria, Larry enjoys life in the Alberni Valley with all the natural and scenic surroundings and many opportunities the Valley has to offer.

After retiring from a career at Safeway and Save-on-Foods Larry joined the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department where he actively supports the community as a volunteer firefighter.

Larry is co-founder and past president of Alberni Valley Minor Lacrosse and has returned to work with the association to grow the sport and encourage more physical activity for kids.

As an incumbent school trustee Larry is proud of the legacy of the new ADSS which was approved, planned, built and opened during his time as chair of the SD 70 Board of Education. He is also proud of the decisions the board made in the reconfiguration of schools that included keeping Wood School open and moving the VAST Alternate program from expensive leased space to a district-owned location, now known as the Eighth Avenue Learning Centre.

Larry is seeking re-election as a trustee for School District 70 because he wants to continue working on behalf of students. Larry sees many opportunities where students just need a little more encouragement and support for them to achieve.

In addition to encouraging affordable student opportunities for extracurricular activities including music, drama and sports, Larry is a proponent of lifelong learning for students. Removing barriers to post secondary education for students by developing dual credit courses between North Island College and ADSS has been a great addition to the many options students have and Larry will work to see more opportunities provided.

Focused on the board goal of improving the district graduation rate, Larry believes students will be encouraged to do well in school by developing more courses that have relevance to the working world. He believes the key is maintaining and expanding educational courses and programs related to career development, preparing students for opportunities after graduation with emphasis on the trades, forestry, natural resources, the sciences and technical training.

Larry hopes to be part of the continuing development of the positive atmosphere in our schools where all students can learn and grow within a fully safe, inclusive and evolving school system that prepares them for success in life after graduation.

Just Posted

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District to hear feedback on cannabis production

Bylaw amendment could limit cannabis production in the district

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs pick up first win of the season on home ice

Bannister, Bosse play the heroes in ‘close’ game with Nanaimo

UPDATE: UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

RCMP also said a second vehicle was in the area at the time of the collision

Port Alberni’s 35th Toy Run draws 420 riders

Gloomy weather didn’t dampen spirits

Bamfield Road safety concerns resurface after fatal bus crash

Huu-ay-aht First Nations wants a safe route between Bamfield and Port Alberni

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

Nanaimo ferry an hour and a half behind schedule after medical emergency

Queen of Oak Bay was delayed at Departure Bay this afternoon

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Two Nanaimo residents share $5-million Lotto 6/49 prize

Jesse Logan and Teresa Winters Day matched all six numbers in Aug. 21 Lotto 6/49 draw

Island campground on the chopping block as ALC deadline looms

Owners fighting to continue facility’s operation, with a huge outpouring of support

Most Read