Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
#203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June XXVIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I must congratulate Special Trustee Colin Kelly of Northland District #LXI (#61) on getting the Bishop Routhier School up & running. Even if its in a limited capacity, Trustee Kelly has done more in VI months then the old Northland Board had ever done. I of course recognize that it took a herculean team effort, but I am also amazed at the superb efforts of the older Grade VI students in wanting II help out & be an "example" to the younger kids by helping set up areas like the library.
What impresses me the most is that the excellent Edmonton Journal Sarah O'Donnell got students II talk & actually write down what they loved about their new school. Then they printed some of the comments. This was great because then the students become the story & not the lousy way in which the school opened due to bureaucratic laziness, incompetence & construction delays.
Lets hope the new school gets up II capacity soon. Hopefully there are no more worries & stresses IV too much longer over the unfinished playgrounds and play equipment.
A Little More Success One Step At A Time,
Source: Sarah O'Donnell, The Edmonton Journal.