Delta’s board chair announces bid for re-election

Two-term Delta School Board Chair Laura Dixon announced on Thursday she will be seeking re-election as trustee in the local government elections to be held Nov. 15, 2014.

“I know that the public education system in Delta is second to none and I will continue my work to ensure the continued success of our students,” said Dixon in a press release.

Dixon has served as a trustee in Delta for six years and the last two years as Chair after Dale Saip stepped down in 2012. Her announcement comes just days after a province-wide teachers’ strike came to a tentative conclusion.

“Delta residents have shown time and again that our schools are truly the heart of our community and that they see investment of time and resources for the benefit of our students as the key to our future," she said. "That kind of support makes all the difference in my work as a school trustee.”

Dixon also serves as the chair of the Lower Mainland region of Boards of Education, the Metro Branch of the British Columbia School Trustees Association. She has continued to work locally with both the Delta Board of Education/Delta Council Liaison Committee and the Delta Parent Advisory Council.

An alumni of the Delta School District in 1985, Dixon has resided in both North and South Delta for most of her life.

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