Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
October XIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
A very good piece by Trustee-Elect David Colburn in place IIday in the Edmonton Journal Opinion Page. I strongly agree with the Trustee-Elect's position that there needs II be more cooperation between School Boards & City Councils, as well as yourself & other Provincial MLA's. The fact that more working meetings are being set up after the October XVIIIth writ is superb. Working as a team to ensure standards are not just kept up, but actually improved IV as many kids as possible is quite noble. I would argue however that Trustees should get at least 50% of their taxing power back. In this way, they & the Province will be able to get things done on the ground faster in terms of getting monies to the school facilities most in need & not have to deal with so much red tape.
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Trustee-Elect David Colburn.