Mike McLeman

Profile: Mike McLeman, School District 70 school trustee candidate

School District 70: Mike McLeman - Trustee Candidate

  • Oct. 30, 2014 8:00 p.m.

I have lived in Port Alberni my whole life and I currently have a child in the school system.

I’m running for the position of School District 70 trustee because I want to take a stand for our children’s education. I want to ensure that they have the best chance to succeed in life.

I view education as a stepping stone for the development of well rounded citizens and therefore a healthy society.

The biggest issue plaguing our school system is money. The quickest way to save money is with closures. The public came together to formulate a plan to close three schools to save money. This plan was voted down at the last minute.

If closing schools ensures that no programs are cut, allowing our teachers to best educate our children, then I feel that we need to revisit this discussion. Our teachers do not need budget cuts to hinder their ability to educate our children.

Every decision that I make will be based on what I feel is best for the students.

I support and want to see the continued success of the VAST program.

We need integrity and leadership to make important decisions. This is where I believe I can help make a change.

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