Thank you for visiting my website. On October 27, 2014 I hope that a) you will get out to vote and b) you will vote for me for the position of School Trustee for the English Public School System for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). School Trustees cover multiple townships, in my case it is Adjala-Tosorontio, Camp Borden and Essa.
School Boards have been in the news quite a bit these last few weeks. Firstly for wasting tax payers money by claiming outrageous items on their expense account and secondly for EQAO test results which again were quite dismal.
When it comes to expenses I believe that expenses should only be claimed when a) there is a receipt b) there is a legitimate expense (the expense is not something you would have done anyway such as purchasing coffee, paying for dry cleaning etc.) and c) that copies of all receipts with explanations should be posted on either the SCDSB site or on a site of our own if that option is not available. For me, copies of all expenses with explanations will be on my web site.
EQAO test results showed a further decline in math and frankly in our area we are not doing well with the reading and writing components either. On average the elementary public schools and even Nottwasaga Pines Secondary School are well below the provincial average. My objective is to see all these schools meet or exceed the provincial standard before the end of my term.Read more >>