July 7th 2015
Letter to the Editor:
Regarding the Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees:
I was surprised to read the article that came to the conclusion that (The Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees is out of control).
The Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees was elected to represent the wants and needs of the constituents in their particular wards in a democratic process.
The people, living and working within the Winnipeg School Division elect people from their specific areas to represent our values and needs regarding the education of our children.
In my eyes, the Board of Trustees act as the governing body for the School Division and is or should be responsible for assuring that the Administration also represents the wants and needs of the people living within the boundaries of the Winnipeg School Division.
So to suggest that the Board of Trustees sit back and support Administration decisions without considering and/or representing the publics input or direction is an unrealistic/ridicules view.
Regarding the time restriction to “put the Board of Trustees house in order.¨ There is an election process regarding putting people in the political positions in the Winnipeg School Division. That opportunity comes open every 4 years. At which time they will be judged democratically.
Just as the provincial government shall be judged in 2016.
Terry Egan President Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 110