Press Release – Making it Official

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I guess nothing is official until it hits the internet!

This morning I filed my paperwork to officially seek re-election for a 3rd term as a School District 57 Trustee.

It has been an absolute honour to serve the communities of School District 57. I hope I have earned your trust over the past seven years and hope that I am given the opportunity to be an advocate for our children, our district and our communities for another four years. There are some unique challenges and opportunities ahead of us and I believe I have the experience and leadership to help the district through them.

I will be posting more details about my campaign leading up to October 20th. I do have some information already on my website at www.timbennett.ca.As I mentioned before I am not putting up campaign signs and self funding my campaign. The two best ways to support my campaign is to help spread the word and make sure to get out to vote. I am sure there are going to be a lot of strong candidates for the five Prince George seats. Every vote will matter!
Here is the press release that was sent to local media this morning.

School Board Chairperson seeks Re-Election  

Prince George; School District 57 Chairperson, Tim Bennett, will be submitting his nomination papers in hopes of seeking a third term as a Trustee on the SD57 Board of Education.  Bennett will be filing his papers for one of the five seats in the new Prince George electoral area.

In addition to his role as Trustee and Chairperson, Bennett is a Director with the BC School Trustee Association and is the Executive Director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George.  He is the former President of Volunteer Prince George, former President of Northern Interior Branch of the BCSTA and has been an active volunteer supporting various Prince George nonprofits and events.

“I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish in support of our students” he states.  “However, education is something I am very passionate about, and there is still work for me to do.  As I look ahead to the next four years there are a lot of challenges and opportunities facing our school district and public education.  I know I have the experience and leadership to advocate for and support our students, staff, district and region over the next four years.”

Bennett identified some of the priorities for the new board as:

  • Addressing the current catchment and capacity issues facing schools in Prince George,
  • Supporting staff through the final implementation of the new curriculum,
  • Advocating for our district and region through the current Provincial funding formula review,
  • Advocating for and ensuring a fair and successful bargaining process in 2019 with our teachers and support staff.

Information about his campaign and contact information can be found at www.timbennett.ca.

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