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Dean Koshelanyk

Candidate in the 2014 Winnipeg - 9 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

I was frustrated with current board and their inability to actively engage the populace in a meaningful way. I was annoyed at the destruction of democracy through too many closed door meetings and the rushing of key electoral changes through without proper consultation and I came to the realization that I am very well positioned to be a positive voice for change to get more people involved in the education of our children and to bring democracy back to the people.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

I have an honours diploma in Computer Programming for which I recieved the Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal.

I've held positions on many volunteer boards in and around our area including tenures as President, VP Finance and Admin as well as several different positions as a convenor at Tyndall Park Community Centre. I have been the NWYS mini soccer director responsible for planning mini soccer for all of NorthWest Winnipeg I have coached soccer, baseball, hockey, ball hockey, track & field and basketball and have worked with players from all across our division.

My children have attended or are currently attending Tyndall Park, Prairie Rose, Garden Grove, Stanley Knowles, Sisler and Tec Voc. I know the administration at many of the schools on a first name basis and have regular interaction with the Senior Administration in the school division. I attend parent council meetings at two seperate schools. I attend division budget as well as some special meetings.

In short, I know our ward, our schools and our division better than most and I am very well suited to transition into the Trustee role.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as School Trustee, and why are these issues important to you?

Too much money is being spent on administration to the detriment of the education portion. We need to cut back on frivolous spending so that we can get more "feet on the ground" in our classrooms. Even though the provincial government as legislated smaller classroom size in the early years, we simply are not meeting those requirements. Our children are falling behind.

There appears to be an sustained effort by the current Trustee board to do as much as possible to exclude involvement from the residents of our ward. Too many closed door meetings, lackluster agendas and barely existent meeting minutes. Little proper notification of important issues and little time to discuss those issues. No apparent effort to involve the residents of our ward who do not have children. In short a sustained and embarrassing destruction of the democracy that we as citizens should be able to have. Together we will immediately reverse this trend. We need to examine why volunteers and residents are getting less involved and what we can do to correct that.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?

The ability of the schools to be as inclusive as possible to children from all walks of life regardless of whom they are. or where they come from.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Without even being elected..strictly as a volunteer and having nothing to do with my campaign, I have been involved in meetings with schools and senior division administration totaling over 8 hours in one week.

Once elected I will work even harder to represent all the residents in our ward and division. Together we will work to get more people involved at all levels. We will give each other the tools to ensure an open democracy where everyone feels they are being listened to and to ensure our children are getting the best eduction we can offer.


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Politics 204 for December 8

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Dean Koshelanyk says students have told him about racist remarks online. It's QUESTION period: Prime Minister Trudeau seemed nervous and lacking in answers in his first appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister. It would appear things are ...

Racism towards Syrian students tears through Winnipeg School Division

Monday, 07 December 2015

Racism towards Syrian students who have not yet arrived in Canada is tearing through Winnipeg School Division on social media, trustee Dean Koshelanyk warned Monday night. "There's extreme concern there's a lot of racism going on towards students ...

Winnipeg School Division votes to create elite hockey academy

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Winnipeg School Division has voted to begin creating an elite hockey academy at Kelvin High School. The program will be the first Hockey Canada Sport School Program in the division. All trustees but one voted for the plan. Trustee Dean Koshelanyk ...

Proposed $20Kperstudent high school hockey academy raises enrolment concerns

Monday, 16 November 2015

Trustee Dean Koshelanyk complained to the board Monday night that the issue is being rushed with too little information: "Some students may want to go to Kelvin, but they may be prevented" because the 44 boys get dibs on spaces, Koshelanyk said.

After contracting out failed, WSD bus drivers get 22.7% raise

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Broughton and Dean Koshelanyk voted against the deal. Babinsky was absent. Finance chairwoman Sherri Rollins and board chairman Mark Wasyliw argued the jump in pay is necessary to remain competitive with other school divisions and to retain bus ...

Two WSD trustees not in the club

Friday, 18 September 2015

Wasyliw is chair, Sherri Rollins vice-chair, Chris Broughton has finance, Lori Naylor the pivotal committee handling policy and program, Allan Beach chairs building and transportation, Dean Koshelanyk gets communications. I haven't asked, but I suspect ...

WSD trustees reelect Wasyliw as chair

Monday, 14 September 2015

Lisa Naylor will chair the policy and program committee — Wasyliw cited her work in tightening up the ability of church groups to hold religious exercises in public schools. Allan Beach heads building and transportation, and Dean Koshelanyk ...

WSD board eyes deadline for report response

Saturday, 15 August 2015

That's precisely what it's doing, said Dean Koshelanyk: "It says, you tell me who, you tell me why, you tell me why it's outside a meeting." Similarly, trustees balked at an ill-defined order to have the superintendent log inappropriate language and ...

WSD board meet some report recomendations, fighting others

Friday, 14 August 2015

That's precisely what it's doing, said Dean Koshelanyk: "It says, you tell me who, you tell me why, you tell me why it's outside a meeting." Similarly, trustees balked at an ill-defined order to have the superintendent log inappropriate language and ...

They can be arrogant, but should they be fired?

Thursday, 09 July 2015

It was trustee Dean Koshelanyk who looked at the parents' petitions and realized they were completely inadequate. It was trustee Lisa Naylor who convinced a majority to urge Allum to change the law and thus allow trustees to decide if such religious ...

No one saw LaVérendrye decision coming

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

We'll let you know if anything happens

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

Teacher unhappy with my heritage moment

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

Education minister ducks motion on religion

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Only trustees Mike Babinsky and Dean Koshelanyk opposed Naylor's motion. CEF of Canada education director Brenda Hanson said Tuesday the Henderson Highway-based group has no immediate comment and likely won't until Allum makes up his mind.

School board targets evangelists

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Only trustees Mike Babinsky and Dean Koshelanyk opposed Naylor's motion. Naylor said the legislation on religion in schools dates back to 1890: "The legislation no longer reflects today's society," she said. "Most agree our schools are secular ...

School board targets evangelists

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Only trustees Mike Babinsky and Dean Koshelanyk opposed Naylor's motion. Naylor said the legislation on religion in schools dates back to 1890: "The legislation no longer reflects today's society," she said. "Most agree our schools are secular ...

WSD approves controversial motion on religion

Monday, 04 May 2015

Only trustees Mike Babinsky and Dean Koshelanyk opposed Naylor's motion. Naylor said the legislation on religion in schools dates back to 1890: "The legislation no longer reflects today's society," she said. "Most agree our schools are secular ...

Flak from the flack, but a story nevertheless

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

How close is WSD to dysfunction?

Friday, 24 April 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

Babinsky's outbursts earn fourth censure

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The censure motion passed 6-2, opposed only by Chris Broughton and by Dean Koshelanyk, whom Freedman said did not want to hold the vote without giving Babinsky a chance to speak. "I was kind of in shock," Freedman said. "He used very offensive ...

Remarkable women still defined as 'wife of'

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I was working on the story yesterday of Janice Filmon's appointment as lieutenant governor, and was quite dismayed to see on Twitter how many commenters, including some mainstream media, were leading their stories by defining Filmon's most important ...

Diligent trustee pays attention to details

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc -- was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework?

Gospel lessons in secular schools fought

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The standard practice of seeking permission for religious instruction hit the fan this week when trustee Dean Koshelanyk because the first board member in memory to take the time to read the actual petition, and alerted the board the petition for Bible ...

Blame Koshelanyk for doing his job

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Rookie trustee Dean Koshelanyk is causing big problems for the Winnipeg School Division. You people in his ward, you people who elected him and let him loose to create havoc — was he open and transparent about his penchant for doing his homework, ...

Religion divides Winnipeg school board

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

But, said Wasyliw, trustee Dean Koshelanyk took the time to inspect the petition and didn't like what he saw. "They had a tear-off sheet. There's no mention of Winnipeg School Division," said Wasyliw. He said the division will work with the group to ...


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