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.