One of the challenges Trustee candidates face while campaigning is having to explain, quickly and succinctly, just what it is that school board trustees actually do. A more interesting question, in my mind, is actually why voting for a Trustee matters. Wrapping these two answers into one solid response is always my goal when I knock on doors.
Trustees for the Edmonton Public School Board:
- Set the vision and direction for EPSB
- Oversee a budget of $1.2 billion dollars
- Represent families, students and community members and their interests in public education
- Advocate for public education
Kids matter. Communities Matter. Public Education Matters.– Trisha Estabrooks
And campaigning – oh yes, I love to campaign and I love to knock on doors. If you’re keen to get some steps in, sweat a bit, run some rubber down on your sneakers and meet some amazing Edmontonians (and maybe a parrot or two – more on that later) – get in touch.
Why does voting for your school board Trustee matter?
- We are elected to speak up on education issues that are important to kids and families in Edmonton.
- We hold EPSB Administration accountable to the goals laid out in EPSB’s strategic plan (exciting priority for new Board of Trstees will be revamping this plan.)
- The EPSB budget of approximately $1.2 billion is public money. These are your taxpayer dollars, and they need to be spent wisely, with clear accountability for transparency.
- Kids matter. Communities Matter. Public Education Matters.