Response to Langley Times Questions
1. Is the Board of Education doing enough to implement the auditor-general's recommendations on governance and financial reform?
The Board is implementing changes on governance and financial reform. While not everything in education moves very fast I am pleased how the Board moved forward together. The Board worked to educate itself on the role of trustee and attends to relationship building. The rotation of the Board Chair position has worked well for us and while it may not be optimum it is working for us. Regarding financial reform, we have instituted the Audit Committee and together with our new Secretary Treasurer we are daily strengthening our financial reform.
2. How can the need for more educationaL spaces in Willoughby be better achieved?
The only way one can better achieve more educational spaces for Willoughby is to advocate for more schools from the provincial government. During the last roll out of Capital building money we were the only district to receive a new school. (Read: Thanks to Rich Coleman and Mary Polak). I will continue to advocate for new schools on the slope.
Submitted by Rod Ross
October 24, 2011