Be a friend to public education

Public education is important. Being a member of the Chilliwack Board of Education is a rewarding job complete with responsibilities and obligations.

Chilliwack School District No. 33 wants you!

Public education is important. Being a member of the Chilliwack Board of Education is a rewarding job complete with responsibilities and obligations.

In the civic election three years ago, only eight people ran for seven positions. Public education is one of society’s most treasured institutions. Please consider putting your name forward as a candidate and potential trustee.

Being a friend of public education and working together with colleagues on a board of education has challenges, opportunities and rewards. Trustees and the executive team working in a collaborative environment is critical to the district’s obligation and responsibility to the community to provide an education that will prepare all students for life beyond Grade 12.

The board of education is responsible for the approval and monitoring of an operating budget of about $110 million. In addition there is a capital budget that presently approaches another $100 million. Further, the board of education is charged with the job of passing policy that guides the district in its day-to-day operations.

The time commitment varies depending on committee appointments and other obligations. However, a trustee can expect to spend up to five hours on non-board meeting weeks and between five to 10 hours on weeks when there is a board meeting.

If you believe being a public school trustee is something that might interest you, please pick up nomination papers at City Hall and return them before Oct. 14, 2011.

If you have questions regarding the exciting world of becoming a trustee for the Chilliwack Board of Education please contact Board Chair, Doug McKay at 604-798-1393 or at doug_mckay@sd33.bc.ca.

Doug McKay, chair

Chilliwack Board of Education

Just Posted

Watercolours by late Chilliwack artist to be unveiled at Yarrow Library

The public is invited to a special unveiling of three of Heinz Klassen’s watercolour paintings

Yarrow Library one of the stops on Cubetto’s grand tour

FVRL’s friendly wooden robot, Cubetto, travels throughout Fraser Valley to teach programming basics

No home for Agassiz Community Garden on school district land

The garden is still homeless after SD78 said no to the society using the McCaffrey School property

Chilliwack PEO: ‘We who are sisters’

International oganization celebrating 150 years of service

Chilliwack students take the lead as mental health advocates

About 100 Chilliwack youth prepped to make a difference during Mental Health Week

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Most Read