School District 70 trustee candidate Irene Jacobson

School District 70 trustee candidate Irene Jacobson

Profile: School District 70 trustee candidate Irene Jacobson

School district 70: Irene Jacobson - Trustee candidate

  • Nov. 7, 2014 8:00 p.m.

I Believe in quality public education.  Privatization is not an option. Bill E-80 was the first step towards privatization of our schools. Bill E-80, basically takes our teachers’ voice away of what goes into the curriculum, and how our schools are run.

Right now, Bill E-80 is before the courts.  If this government wins, this means they will go into the teachers’ collective agreement and basically strip it of their rights. It is not only taking their voice away, but union busting. Our public school system is not for sale.

I worked for School District 70 for more than 23 years as a custodian, and also qualified for several other positions. I interacted with students, teachers, support staff, and management, on a daily basis.

I was active in my union, and politics is my passion. I have a first-hand knowledge of how our school system operates.

I was a single mom with four children, so I also interacted with our school district as a parent.

Communication and transparency with parents, teachers, support staff, trustees, and management is a must. We must stand together to make positive decisions that will enrich our school system. Our children, their future.