The candidates running for Vernon School Board will be put to the test at a public forum.
It will be held the night of Oct. 11 at the Vernon Secondary School Theatre from 7 to 9 pm.
There are nine candidates running for four seats in Vernon, and three seeking the two for Lumby.
Robert Lee has been acclaimed to a second term for Coldstream.
“There are many new names and faces running for trustee this year and it’s important to get to know where each person stands on matters vital to public education in Vernon.” said Vernon Teachers’ Association President Lisa LaBoucane. “Trustees are responsible for the school district budget and have the final say as to where resources are allocated. It’s an incredibly important job.”
The forum is co-sponsored by the Vernon Teachers’ Association, District Parent Advisory Council, and CUPE Local 5523.
The forum will be moderated by retired teacher, Mel Maglio.
Each candidate will have time to introduce themselves, followed by a question and answer session.
“This is an important time for parents and the public to ensure that their interests are represented on our local Board. This Board of Education will set the tone for the next four years in our district. ” said LaBoucane. “I encourage community members to attend this forum, but more importantly, to vote on October 20th.
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