Candy Ashdown (City) â€“ No. The District Parent Advisory Council is an important partner in the Langley School District, which ensures the voice of parents is represented.
Megan Dykeman (Township) â€“ No. As an elected body, the board has an obligation to encourage the electorate, taxpayers and all stakeholders groups to bring forward their concerns. The board has a responsibility to listen to those concerns and, so informed, to fulfill its functions. The board should be influenced by anyone who can contribute to improving education in the Langley district. No one stakeholder or faction of stakeholders should have more influence than any other. It should not be a contest to see who can garner the most influence with the board but rather a cohesive effort to do the best for the children who depend on Langley district for their education.
Kristine Ketter (Township) â€“ No. I was a member of the District Parent Advisory Council Executive for the last 8 years. I have always made myself available to listen to parents concerns and relay that information to the district. It is parents who know their children best and the parent voice, along with all other partner groups, is integral to partner group communications.
Suzanne Perreault (Township) â€“ The DPAC does not have too much influence on the School District Affairs and their voice should always be welcome as they are part of the global team who strive to advocate and support the parents and children in our community. There has been great communication and collaboration overall witnessed. Although an increased voice would be valuable to represent the parents and children in our community that ensure their voice is heard and considered clearly by virtue of having them at the â€œtableâ€ within a committee at the Leadership level.
Rod Ross (Township) â€“ No. Parents are wonderful. Anyone who gives time, talent and resources for free to the service of their community is also to be applauded. We need some parent service awardsâ€¦to recognize these faithful supporters.