Dialogue with parents paid off for democracy, students

School trustee says board of education candidates should be allowed better access to parents, policy 8200

Re: Let candidates talk to parents (Our View, Nov. 16)

First of all, I would like to thank you for this editorial. Over the past four weeks, I have personally spoken to hundreds of parents outside of schools regarding the Greater Victoria board of education elections. All of my conversations have been off school property, on public sidewalks. The vast majority of parents have never voted for trustees and many of them didn’t even know that they could vote for a local board of education. We have not only educated many of the parents about democracy and board of education elections, but we have empowered them to have a say in who represents them at the board table regarding their most important resource: their children.

Edith Loring-Kuhanga

school trustee