Scott Randolph, school board candidate for Powell River Board of Education

“Nominating my name to serve as a trustee is based on the desire to ensure that every student in the district can get the best education possible…” ~ Scott Randolph

Six candidates entered the race for the five Powell River Board of Education seats up for grabs on General Election Day (October 15), including Rob Hill, Dale Lawson, Maureen Mason, Jaclyn Miller, Scott Randolph and Kirsten Van’t Schip .

The Peak asked each candidate the following question:

Why should voters choose you to serve on the Powell River School Board?

Here is Scott Randolph’s response:

I am a proud father of three young children. My sons are in grades three and four at Edgehill Elementary School, and my daughter is two years away from kindergarten.

Nominating my name to serve as an administrator is based on the desire to ensure that every student in the district (child and adult) can get the best education possible while having a system that supports their emotional and mental well-being.

I believe that my experience in public service, governance, a strong working relationship with the provincial government and my volunteer time with several charities in the community will be an asset in representing the interests of residents.

Our School District 47 is growing. Enrollments have been increasing for the past six years or more. However, our infrastructure is aging and some schools are over capacity and rely on laptops to create classrooms.

The next council will have an important role to play in promoting the resources needed to address space and staffing issues and in implementing the district’s “long-range facilities plan”.

I would love to be part of the team working to find solutions to these pressing issues.

Carol N. Valencia