Atrustee hopeful who has attended every school board meeting since her last bid for a school board seat in November 2011 is taking another shot at a trustee spot.
Karen Jarvis, who placed 11 out of 24 candidates during the last provincewide municipal elections with 1,562 votes, announced Monday that she intends to run in
the Chilliwack school board's November byelection.
"The 2011 election was a training session," she said in a press release. "I am excited to be doing this again."
Jarvis, a mother of three who is currently taking a semester off from undergraduate studies in media and communications at UFV, said her regular attendance at school board meetings has kept her up to date on decisions made by the current board and shows her commitment to public education. "It shows people that I am truly investing in public education and specifically education in our school district," she said.
As a trustee, she said she intends to make sure the board follows through on its commitments, including the recent Special Education Review.
"We can't invest in a review and then not follow through with the recommendations," she said.
Jarvis is the third would-be trustee to announce a bid for a school board seat left vacant by Louise Piper who resigned for undisclosed medical reasons in August.
So far Jarvis is up against fellow mature UFV student and Chilliwack-Hope BC NDP constituency association president Dan Coulter and Chilliwack DPAC vice-president Corey Neyrinck.
The official nomination period for the Nov. 30 by-election runs from Oct. 15 to 25.
During that time, prospective candidates can go to the corporate services department at city hall and pick up a nomination package.
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