SD51 GRAND FORKS CANDIDATE: David Grootjes

My endeavour to obtain a position as school board trustee stems from my role as a parent.

  • Nov. 2, 2011 1:00 p.m.
David Grootjes

David Grootjes

My endeavour to obtain a position as school board trustee stems from my role as a parent.

My sons (Dante and Thijs) will soon be embarking on their journey as students in our local schools.

With my own young children being effected by decisions this new board of education will make, I will have a vested interest in making sure those decisions are ones that benefit the students in the Boundary area.

Only a few years ago I was a classroom teacher and experienced first hand the education system in British Columbia, more specifically the Boundary.

I have seen the struggles that teachers, support staff and administration face in providing top quality education to the students in our area.

I believe this first hand knowledge of how our education system works, combined with my experience in a variety of educational settings would make me an asset to School District 51’s board of education.

I believe I can make a positive impact on the challenges facing education by providing valuable insight and thoughts as both an educator and a parent in order to develop new action plans.

For instance, I have numerous ideas on how to attract students to our school district to help counteract our declining enrollment problems.

When faced with problems I am a logical thinker who likes to examine all aspects of an issue in its entirety to gain the best understanding possible and then develop the appropriate action plan.

In recent years I have heard members of the community call for transparency and accountability from our school board trustees, there is no question that if elected I will strive to bring both of these to the forefront of the board of education.

Your vote = their future.