December 15, 2017

Good decisions come from experience says Lowry who is running for WCPS board

Kelly Lowry

Kelly Lowry of Lacombe is running for a trustee for the Wolf Creek School Division and says there’s a big gap to fill with the departure of long-time trustees Bob Huff and Barb Walker in Ward 5.
“The next board will be missing the wisdom that comes from experience,” said Lowry adding ghat’s why she stepped up to run for the trustee position.
She served on the board for three terms from 1999 to 2007.
“I am passionate about education and I want to make a difference,” said the former school trustee and mother of five. “I know what it takes to be a good trustee and I know that having someone with experience on the board can make all the difference.”
During her time as a school trustee, Lowry helped negotiate and approve the design for two Wolf Creek Schools, promoted wellness and healthy living, advocated for bilingual education and for changes that improved the provincial achievement exams and served on the ATA negotiations committee. 
“There is nothing more important than the education of our children,” Lowry said. “We must ensure that we provide Wolf Creek students with opportunities to learn and excel. Our future depends on it.” 
Class sizes and special needs funding are areas are of concern in Wolf Creek School Division. Capital plans also need funding. Portable class rooms should be a temporary measure and trustees need to advocate for improvements to schools and to programs. 
Lowry believes that education must be adequately funded, but experience has taught her that school boards play a vital role in managing resources and guiding policies that affect learning.

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