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Kristin He­im­becker, 33

There are many is­sues that aren’t dis­cussed by the board be­cause lead­ers block mo­tions from the agenda. Our board needs to raise the dis­cus­sion of who we are ac­count­able to as we be­gin a new term. An­other is­sue I would like raised is our su­per­in­ten­dent’s salary and why gov­ern­ment dol­lars are pulled out of class­rooms to pay the high­est salary in Al­berta.

Laura Thib­ert, 42

I be­lieve the board has an duty to in­flu­ence leg­is­la­tion, ad­vo­cate for pub­licly funded ed­u­ca­tion and, specif­i­cally, pub­licly funded Catholic ed­u­ca­tion. The gov­ern­ment has in­di­cated they will be amend­ing the cur­rent School Act and with this comes an op­por­tu­nity to ad­vo­cate and in­form gov­ern­ment about cur­rent mat­ters in ed­u­ca­tion. Kara Pelech, 52

The su­per­in­ten­dent’s con­tract is ex­pir­ing in the first year of the term, and the new board will be tasked with the hir­ing of a new su­per­in­ten­dent. This task is crit­i­cally im­por­tant for the board, as the su­per­in­ten­dent is the board’s only em­ployee. Trus­tees will have to de­ter­mine what are the skills and at­tributes they will be look­ing for in can­di­dates.

Kara Pelech

Kristin He­im­becker

Laura Thib­ert

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