Smith seeking re-election to school board

Rhonda Smith is seeking re-election to school board

Rhonda Smith is one candidate who will be seeking re-election for School Board Trustee on Nov. 19.

“I have been a trustee for awhile now, and I really enjoy it,” said Smith, who has a strong background in childcare and development. She is an Infant Development Consultant with the Golden Family Centre, where she works with infants and toddlers with special needs, and she has a BA with distinction from the faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care.

“I have always worked with children. I started a playschool in Parson. It’s just always been my career path,” said Smith.

A Golden resident since 1972, Smith says that as a trustee with the school board, she is placed in a unique position where she has to relay all of the concerns of the people of Golden, while at the same time focusing on the betterment of the entire district.

“We’re here to be good listeners in the Golden zone, educate people about the process and how to work their way up the ladder with their concerns, but we have to look at all of these communities. We can’t be seen as favouring one over the other,” she said.

The school board has its fair share of problems right now, most notably the job action which is taking up much of the trustees’ attention. But regardless of what the issues of the day may be, the school board always has one main purpose.

“We work with community organizations and the people living in the area, to help the community be as strong as it can be.”

 

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