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Alem Asghedom

 

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Phone: 254-1645 / 229-2005

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Alem Asghedom

Candidate in the 2010 Louis Riel - 3 School Ward race.

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Why did you decide to run in the 2010 school board election?

I care about public education as a citizen and a parent. I have seen how public education is crucial in the lives of my four children. I want to help improve our public school system. I believe that Louis Riel School Division is going through many significant challenges and faces some significant issues in the next four years. I am in favour of smaller class sizes and higher academic standards. Parent involvement is a key factor in this endeavour and I would like to see effective communication systems in place to keep parents informed so that they get a chance to talk with current board members about issues and problems that concerns them.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as school trustee?

In addition to being a teacher for a decade I am open and transparent, continually communicate with, and act as the voice of the people I represent. This quality was demonstrated in my job as a teacher, librarian and social worker. In my capacity as a volunteer service provider to the community, I sat on numerous committees, and served in Immigrant communities, refugees, Non-government agencies and parent associations. I can make a difference by providing leadership and striving to continuously improve our public system.

What are the major issues you would like to stand for and why did you choose these issues?

There are many important issues to deal with. They include:

  • Implementing programs such as physical education
  • Renting out underutilized schools in older areas in favour of building or adding to new schools in outer lying suburbs closer to where children are living so they can walk to school. I believe are healthier alternative than always taking the transit bus.
  • Advocate for using social media like facebook in class. This will harness their natural interest for greater learning opportunities and put the learning needs of our children first.
  • Fiscal responsibility and advocate for funding from the Provincial government.

Is there anything in particular you would like to change in your school division? In your ward?

Yes, I would like to see open and participatory discussions on budgets, programs, and see greater parent involvement in the school system. During this campaign these are the issues that are at the front of people’s minds.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I would like to support inclusive (aboriginals, immigrants, refugees, special needs and gifted) quality education in our schools. Make education your priority and vote for me and if you would like to help out please call 254-1645 or email electalem4schooltrustee@gmail.com

Thank you


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