With great regret, I will not put my name forward as a candidate for trustee on the Delta Board of Education – a position I have held proudly since 2005.
During that time I can report that the district has been exceptionally well run by our professional staff and there has been so much to celebrate in the performance of our students. It has been my great privilege to be part a system where, on all levels, people work so well together.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the performance of our provincial government with respect to public education. My nine years have seen continual squeezing of our funding, downloading of costs and denial of responsibility for cuts by government.
So, after nine years with my warmest best wishes to the next Delta Board of Education, I am passing the torch. May you continue to do the best you can on behalf of Delta students.
Simon Truelove, Trustee, Delta Board of Education