School board gears up for coffee chats

Trustees take a page out of the City of Parksville's book

Come chat with local school trustees about ideas and concerns as they make their way around all 17 schools in the district.

It’s called Coffee with Trustees and the program is modeled after the successful municipal coffee talks instituted by former mayor Ed Mayne.

“We recognize that not everyone, especially parents of young children, can make it out to regular board meetings, or specialty meetings held in the evenings,” said board chair Lynette Kershaw in a press release.

To this end, most of the informal meetings will take place at the end of the school day.

Coffee with Trustees started at the beginning of October and the third one will take place at Bowser Elementary School Nov. 1.

Check the school district website for the schedule at www.sd69.bc.ca.

There is also an online forum there residents can use to voice ideas and concerns.

 

— News Staff