2018 Municipal Trustee Survey Questions for Candidates
Please see below, a copy of the survey questions to prepare your responses. The link to answer these questions is attached to the official letter send on behalf of Durham Region Labour Council.
Durham Region Labour Council Trustee Candidate Survey 2018
3) For what board are you running?
4) Do you wish to receive an endorsement from the Durham Region Labour Council?
5) Have you received an endorsement from us in the past? (If yes,please indicate how your voting record and actions merit receiving this endorsement again.)
6) What is motivating you to run for the position of school board trustee and what knowledge or experience do you have that prepares you for this position?
7) What do you view as the most important part of the role of a trustee?
8) According to the Education Act, trustees are accountable and responsible for student achievement. Do you feel that standardized testing is the most appropriate and cost effective method of determining student achievement? Why or why not?
9) We have seen levels of violence in classrooms increase at an alarming rate. What do you consider to be the cause of this increase, and what can you do as a trustee to mitigate and/or end these negative behaviours?
10) Recently we have seen the provincial government revert to the 1998 version of the health and physical education curriculum. What is your opinion of this decision? What do you view the role of trustee being as it relates to decisions around curriculum?
11) Based on your knowledge of the Education Funding Formula, would you like to see it changed and, if so, how?
12) With the new provincial government, and as outlined by the Premier during the campaign period, we are likely to see cuts to public services including education. Where do you see there being room in your school board’s budget to make these cuts?
13) What are your views on fundraising and corporate partnerships as a way to meet student needs?
14) Do you believe, as part of free collective bargaining, that education workers should have the right to strike?
15) Do you support the contracting out of your school board’s services? If so, which services and why?
16) What would you do if you believed the government’s policies and actions were having a negative effect on education in your community?
17) What is your position on having school board meetings live broadcast online and available for review after the meeting?
18) If elected, what steps will you take to ensure there is ongoing dialogue with the various worker groups in your school board?
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