Candidate in the 2014 Louis Riel - 3 School Ward race.
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Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?
As a parent, I have bore witness to the importance of public education, and feel--despite the LRSD's numerous successes--there is still much to be improved upon. Over the next few years, the LRSD will face a number of challenges (population growth, financing, accommodating the K-3 initiative, etc), and I want to assist the Division in effectively addressing these challenges while ensuring our children receive quality educations.
Over the past year, community members have expressed dissatisfaction with the Division's communication and consultation efforts, specifically through two critical transitions (Ecole Marie-Anne-Gaboury/Hastings School; Ecole Julie Riel/Ecole St. Germaine/George McDowell School). Once "the dust settled," I came to realize much more could have been done proactively to ease the fear, anger, and angst in the community.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?
On a day to day basis, I work with diverse groups on local, national, and international levels. I have a proven track record of encouraging public engagement, and have successfully implemented a number of programs in Winnipeg's publishing community. I am an engaged community volunteer, having served on the parent committee at my daughter's school for the past eight years (the past two as president), on the board of my daughter's preschool, as well as being a community coordinator and canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A communications professional, I have extensive experience in developing effective communication materials, in a number of mediums. Communication is a two-way street, and I am an effective listener who consults and researches prior to making to crucial decisions.
As an arts administrator, I have a great deal of proficiency in lobbying, and in developing and managing budgets. Having served on a number of boards and committees in Winnipeg's arts and publishing communities through the years, I have extensive knowledge about governance and administration.
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?
One of the single-best ways to build nurturing school communities is through parent involvement. I want the Division to be proactive in broadening parent councils, while expanding upon its initiatives to engage community members in the governance process. I will expect each of my colleagues to be visible in our schools, be it at parent committee meetings or events, while actively engaging with community members.
Despite the the K-3 initiative, the provincial government did not increase its funding to LRSD. I believe it's important to lobby for funding increases, as property taxes should not be the emphasis when funding public education.
There are changing demographics in the Division (increased enrollment in some schools, decreased enrollment in others; housing developments; immigration). Is the LRSD meeting the needs of each and every student? Ongoing assessment is needed, and should be prioritized.
No student should feel marginalized because of ability, gender, race, sexual orientation, or religion. I believe in inclusive education, and feel programming for the Division’s Indigenous and recently immigrated students is crucial. I believe every school should be safe, and will encourage administrators and staff to participate in LGBTTQ and cultural sensitivity training and education programs.
What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?
I am grateful the LRSD is progressive, forward thinking, and at the forefront with regards to French Immersion education. I appreciate the diversity of our community, schools, students and educators.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I am looking forward to building upon relationships to effectively serve our schools, educators, community, parents, and most importantly, our students. More information about my candidacy/platform is available at www.carlenerummery.ca and on my facebook page: facebook.com/carlene.rummery
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Sunday, 14 December 2014
QMI_WS20141214BD02 Sisters Karen Lizon (left) and Jessica Boittiaux display some of the items that they have collected for the Gary Effect in honour of their late father in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday December 14, 2014. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/QMI ...
Sunday, 26 October 2014
I first met Sherri Rollins 12 years ago, when she came to my door as a school board candidate. As I recall, she was somewhat surprised to encounter a voter who followed Winnipeg School Division issues so closely. We were remembering that Wednesday ...
Friday, 24 October 2014
I first met Sherri Rollins 12 years ago when she came to my door as a Winnipeg SD school board candidate. As I recall, she was somewhat surprised to encounter a voter who followed the school division's issues so closely.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
They came, they saw, they asked tough questions. About 400 voters braved crowded parking during a Winnipeg Jets preseason game Monday night, determined to see their mayoral and councillor candidates face-to-face at ElectionFest 2014, presented by ...
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