All Candidates Debate – Ward 7 School Trustee – TONIGHT!

Ward 7

Make a Difference For Your Kids
Make an Informed Vote on October 27th for Local School Board Trustee

All parents are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Debate for the Ward 7 School Trustee position:
TONIGHT
Runnymede Public School
Gym (enter via Runnymede Road door and follow signs)
7:00 – 9:00 pm
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This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and help make educated decisions about the October 27th School Board Trustee election. Hear candidates present their platforms, answer some predetermined questions from Ward 7 Council Representatives and answer questions from the community members in attendance. The moderator will be Dan Abrahams, a local lawyer and parent who is also an excellent moderator, to which anyone who attended the spring provincial debate on education can attest.  There are seven candidates running to replace Irene Atkinson, links to information on 6 of the 7 follows.

The following article poses some great questions about how municipal politicians and parents OUGHT to pay more attention to public education … if you are keen to have some good questions to ask all municipal candidates, have a read!  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-is-ignoring-the-public-school-system-at-its-own-peril/article19271342

Visit this Ministry of Education funded website for an overview of school boards, trustees and all the candidates that have sent in their info to be posted:  http://elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org.

Here are websites for each of the trustee candidates:

Gordon Foster:  http://gordonfoster.bandcamp.com
Jeffrey Freeman:  http://www.jeffreyfreeman.ca
Jim Henderson:
Noel Kent:  https://votenoelkent.wordpress.com/my-platform
Robin Pilkey:  http://robinpilkey.com
Marcela Saitua:  http://www.marcela4trustee.ca
Linda Torry:  http://lindatorry.ca/site/home

Additionally, you may be interested to read this Villager article which highlights many issues facing Ward 7 Schools: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4866635-tdsb-wants-development-funding-for-overcapacity-schools-and-3-5b-in-repairs-backlog