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Sandy Nemeth

Candidate in the Louis Riel - 3 Trustee Candidates race.

Sandy can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-230-6475.

Their response to our candidate questionnaire can be read below.

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Questionnaire Response

Sandy Nemeth - Louis Riel - 3

What got you into politics?

When our kids had been in elementary school for a few years, I began to engage with our school board to learn more about the people, processes, and policies that were informing their educational experience.  The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn and so early in 2010 I began to attend regular school board meetings.  Parent voice was not well represented around the board table at the time and I ran successfully in the fall election on a platform that included bringing parent perspective to discussions and decision making.  Since then, I’ve been deliberate in seeking out parent/caregiver voice whenever possible to ensure that perspective is always included at the board table.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I have a level of expertise in governance and strategic planning specific to the work of school boards, which has been honed and developed through 12 years of being a trustee.  I understand the role and its inherent responsibilities, the time commitment, the need to stay informed on current and emerging issues, and how importand it is to be visible in, and engaged with, our school communities.

 Past chair and current vice-chair; Louis Riel School Board
 Past vice-president and current Region 5 Director; Manitoba School Boards Association Executive
 Chair; Louis Riel Endowment Fund Committee (Riel-Evate)
 Member; Provincial Education Funding Review Committee
 Member; Dakota Community Centre Board of Directors
 Column contributor; Community Review East

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

This is by no means an exclusive list, but I will continue to support:

 continued investments in full-day kindergarten, mental health wellness for students and staff, and our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism initiative
 the use of data to inform conversations, decisions, and the monitoring of progress
 concerted efforts to reduce the achievement gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
 endeavors with a goal of mitigating the impact of poverty on student engagement and success
 advocating to government for funding that is adequate, sustainable, and predictable
 transparency and accountability in decision making
 opportunities for engagement with students, families, staff and the public

These are important because they are all linked to student engagement and ultimately to student success.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Our communities need and deserve trustees who understand elected governance, who are visible, engaged, and present in their community, who stay informed on current and emerging issues, who are committed to the work, and who demonstrate effectiveness in the role.   This has been my mantra, approach and promise to the LRSD community since I was elected in 2010 and the level of service  I’ll continue to provide.  

News that mentions Sandy Nemeth

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‘Deteriorated very quickly’: School board meeting disrupted by angry mob in Winnipeg

June 23, 2023

CTV - ...parking lot waiting to come in. "It was clear that they had an agenda related to the recent suspension of one of our colleagues," said board chair Sandy Nemeth. "They made it extremely difficult for us to conduct our business that evening." The group was there in support of Francine Champagne, an LRSD...

Des manifestants anti-LGBTQ+ perturbent une rencontre de la Division scolaire Louis-Riel

June 22, 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...perturbateur. [Les gens] étaient irrespectueux, ils étaient impolis [et] il y avait des commentaires homophobes et transphobes , raconte Sandy Nemeth, la présidente du conseil d'administration de la DSLR . Les comportements menaçants ont forcé les membres du conseil à prendre une brève...

Trustees say protesters turned Winnipeg school board meeting into ‘venue for hate’

June 22, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...showed up and disrupted the proceedings, prompting a call to police. "The environment was very hostile," Louis Riel School Division board chair Sandy Nemeth said Thursday morning about the Tuesday evening meeting. "The group that was there was extremely disruptive. They were disrespectful, they were...

Police called after anti-LGBTTQ+ group upends school board meeting

June 21, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...take questions, various participants took the mic to demand why Champagne was penalized for “expressing a point of view.” Board chairwoman Sandy Nemeth told attendees that trustees determined the code of conduct had been breached and followed protocols in line with legal obligations set out in the...

La Division scolaire Louis-Riel suspend une commissaire pour ses publications Facebook

June 8, 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...la durée de sa suspension, Francine Champagne sera sans salaire. La présidente du conseil d'administration de la Division scolaire Louis-Riel, Sandy Nemeth, admet qu'il s'agit du maximum que la Loi sur les écoles publiques du Manitoba permet d'exiger comme sanction . La présidente du conseil...

Winnipeg school trustee suspended for ‘transphobic social media posts’

June 8, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...Facebook page specifically indicating transphobia, homophobia and just a general complete lack of [respect] for the LGBTQ community," board chair Sandy Nemeth said. "The school board recognized this immediately, not only as a breach of code of conduct, but complete disregard for our policy specific to...

Trustee suspended over posts targeting LGBTQ2S+ community, division says

June 7, 2023

CTV - ...for the division, said in an email to CTV News. "Trustee Champagne posted harmful comments on social media targeting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community." Sandy Nemeth, the chair of the LRSD Board of Trustees, told CTV News she was concerned after finding out about the posts, saying they had a 'strong transphobic...

Manitoba trustee suspended over posts targeting LGBTQ2S+ community, division says

June 7, 2023

CTV - ...for the division, said in an email to CTV News. "Trustee Champagne posted harmful comments on social media targeting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community." Sandy Nemeth, the chair of the LRSD Board of Trustees, told CTV News she was concerned after finding out about the posts, saying they had a 'strong transphobic...

School division reverses no-exam directive

March 11, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...student’s encounters with stressful tests and leaves them with “fewer tools in their mental-health toolbox” to meet challenges later in life. Sandy Nemeth, chairwoman of LRSD’s board of trustees, confirmed her division has no intention of revisiting its updated testing directive. ...

School board trustees elected in east Winnipeg

October 28, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Louis Riel School Division, Cindy Turner and Francine Champagne were elected to Ward 1; Irene Nordheim and Chris Sigurdson were elected to Ward 2; Sandy Nemeth, Ryan Palmquist, and Darlene Gerrior were elected to Ward 3; while Pamela Kolochuk and Chipalo Simunyola were acclaimed to positions in Ward 4. In...