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Flynn hoping for some school board stability

Eve Flynn ... optimistic about community dialogue  - Submitted Photo
Eve Flynn ... optimistic about community dialogue
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Board of Education chair Eve Flynn will run again as a trustee for the Area E - Nanoose portion of School District 69 (Qualicum).

“I’ve been committed since the facilities review started a year ago,” she said, and she wants to see the process through.

Flynn has been a trustee for nine years, which have been tumultuous years, she said, including “many cuts.”

She said there are many changes, from the introduction of full-day Kindergarten, to provincial politics, to the development of Family Place in Parksville.

Flynn said she was honoured to be elected to the BC Public School Employers Association (BCP-SEA) board this year, which is busy in negotiations with the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF).

She has admitted in the past the district didn’t start the facilities review well, with the controversial meeting last October, but is optimistic about the new community dialogue process, which she said, “will not provide quick answers, I just hope it can be resolved within the next three year term.”

The chair is elected by the rest of the board, which she has had the honour to serve as for the last two terms.

With two trustees not running again, Flynn said it is nice when there are some new trustees to bring in a “fresh perspective,” but it’s a balance, “minimal change also helps keep stability.”

She is running against Martin Stewart in Nanoose Bay.

 

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