Public Education Matters to Everyone!
Everyone has a stake in the success of public schools. When schools are strong and students succeed, we all benefit. Students and their families, community members, social agencies and business people all have a role to play, whether its in the classroom, or at the ballot box at election time. Interested in running for office? Check out our Candidate Information Webinar. Our 2014 School Board Elections page for more resources and our YouTube channel has videos on trusteeship and school board service.
New Trustee Orientation Sessions and Board Chairs' Workshop
The association will be offering new trustee orientation sessions in Brandon and Winnipeg in late November. These sessions will provide newly elected trustees the opportunity to learn about their new and challenging role as governors of Manitoba's public education system as quickly as possible. In addition, a board chairs' workshop to be held in Winnipeg, will examine the chair's role and particular skills essential to board chair success. Program and registration packages will be sent to boards in October.
School Vandalism Watch
The association maintains a tip line (204-231-4556) for residents to use to report suspicious activity and acts of vandalism around schools in Winnipeg area during the summer months. Please report any major concerns such as: broken windows, graffiti, arson, mischief, on-site use of drugs or alcohol, etc. The Corps of Commissionaires security company will respond to calls and a mobile security unit will visit the scene as quickly as possible.
While our in-person education offerings are on summer hiatus, our e-learning opportunities remain available 24/7. Live webinars will return in the fall, but our webinar library currently contains 7 titles on topics ranging from conflict of interest and code of conduct to overcoming decision-impairment to asking the right question. Too busy to view a complete webinar? We also have 7 video Division Dispatches available (with more coming this summer), all of these running less than 10 minutes.