PRSD Ward 4 (Red­cliff, Ral­ston, Jen­ner) can­di­date pro­files

Medicine Hat News - - COMMUNITY - TIM KALI­NOWSKI tkali­nowski@medicine­hat­ Twit­ter: MHNTimKal

Arnold Frank

Frank has been a trus­tee for the past 16 years. The Red­cliff res­i­dent spent 30 years as a phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion in­struc­tor at Medicine Hat Col­lege be­fore re­tir­ing in 2001. Frank, who rep­re­sents the di­vi­sion at the Al­berta School Board As­so­ci­a­tion, is one of the most out­spo­ken mem­bers of the board of trustees. In the past he has ad­vo­cated for the school board to be more fis­cally re­spon­si­ble, less­en­ing its re­li­a­bil­ity on cap­i­tal re­serves and push­ing for more ef­fi­cien­cies in op­er­at­ing costs.

"I still have un­fin­ished ac­com­plish­ments," Frank told the NEWS in a re­cent in­ter­view. "I think there are things we can do which are im­per­a­tive, and I think it is im­por­tant to stay en­gaged. I feel very strongly about be­ing the best rep­re­sen­ta­tive I can be for my com­mu­nity.”

Pam Cur­sons

one son, but has no kids of school age in Red­cliff.

“As a par­ent I rec­og­nize we all have many hopes and dreams for our chil­dren, and I would like to be a part of them help­ing to re­al­ize that,” she ex­plained to the NEWS when she was first ac­claimed in the spring. “I think it’s very im­por­tant to en­sure our ru­ral stu­dents have ev­ery op­por­tu­nity avail­able to them so they can go on and get into univer­sity, and make choices that are go­ing to be good for them.”

Mered­ith Con­boy

Con­boy is a life­time of Red­cliff. She works at the Be­fore and Af­ter School Care Pro­gram at I.F. Cox School. She has a daugh­ter in Grade 11 at Ea­gle Butte High named Makayla and a son in Grade 3 named Brae­don. Her hus­band Don is a Bri­tish sol­dier at BATUS. Con­boy has sat on the par­ent coun­cils of I.F. Cox, Mar­garet Wood­ing, Park­side and Ea­gle Butte the past 10 years. She says this ex­pe­ri­ence gives a strong in­sight into the needs and is­sues of PRSD.

“I be­lieve the Prairie Rose School Di­vi­sion has the best school sys­tem around be­cause it has so many peo­ple who care and want what is best for the stu­dents,” she says. “And I feel like I am one of those peo­ple.”

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