Elizabeth Croft looks to continue work with another term on school board

Elizabeth Croft looks to continue work with another term on school board

With your support, the district became a leader in transformational learning

Elizabeth Croft is running for a seat on school board.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve these past four years as a school trustee in our beautiful Cowichan Valley. I hope to earn your vote to be re-elected to serve for another term.

With your support, the district became a leader in transformational learning, welcomed growing enrolment, smaller class sizes, and better support for special needs students. We’ve also moved to the next phase in advocating for a new Cowichan Secondary School.

I look forward to working with the community to deliver the best education for our kids!

Manage Growth:

• Plan new schools and infrastructure improvements

• Advocate to local government and developers to designate land for future schools.

• Balance capital and operations resources so students and teachers have the tools they need everyday

• Advocate to green-light a new Cowichan Secondary School

Early Childhood

• Develop resources and practices to help families prepare their kids to start Kindergarten – so all kids are ready to enjoy learning.

Reporting Student Progress

• Support teachers and parents to tailor reporting so everyone is current, informed and engaged.

Special Needs

• Continue to identify all students who need extra support and respond when parents advocate for their kids.

Graduation Rates

• We have the heart and resources to reach a 95 per cent graduation rate — let’s make this happen by 2022!

• Work with educators and First Nations to create welcoming school cultures and increase First Nations graduation rates.

I made commitments to you in 2014. Working with fellow trustees, we’ve made the following come true:

Community Engagement

• Video of open meetings available online

• Added online surveys to public consultation, increasing input from a handful of responses to hundreds

• Invited many staff, students and organizations to present at open board meetings

• I encouraged 2016 MLA candidates to include a new Cowichan Secondary in their campaign platforms

Educational Options

• Cowichan has embraced transformational learning and is one of the leading districts in B.C. Educators come to Cowichan to learn from our success.

• Exceptional growth in trades, dual credit and apprenticeship programs

Health & Wellness

• Effective deployment and monitoring of new practices, for a safe, positive workplace.

Child Poverty

• We welcomed the Rotary Starfish Backpack program that sends food home on weekends, and Nourish Cowichan to delivers daily hot breakfasts to schools

Bus Fees:

• Eliminated for in catchment students

It’s been a great run, and there are wonderful things on the horizon. Please vote for Elizabeth Croft for School Trustee and help put Cowichan Students First!