Dialogue with parents paid off for democracy

Letter to the editor: Dialogue with parents paid off for democracy

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

Over the course of the campaign, I personally spoke to hundreds of parents outside of schools regarding the Greater Victoria school board elections. All of my conversations were off of school property, on public sidewalks.

The vast majority of parents have never voted for the school board and many of them didn’t even know that they could vote for a local school board.

We have not only educated many of the parents about democracy and school board 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, SD61

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