The Public Record’s The 155 Podcast Questions for Hamilton’s School Board Trustee Candidates

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The Public Record is interviewing Trustee candidates for both the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board during August and September.

These are the questions they will be answering.

  1. Who is [YOUR NAME]?
  2. Why are you running?
  3. How have you contributed to your school community and education in Hamilton?
  4. What are your priorities for improving public education in Hamilton?
  5. What three skills have your demonstrated that make you the best choice to represent Hamiltonians on the School Board?
  6. Since 1997, many have reasonably argued that School Board Trustees merely exist to provide someone for local parents to blame for provincial decisions, do you agree or disagree with this? Why or why not?
  7. What two changes do you wish to achieve in your four year term on the Board?
  8. It’s 2022, I’m writing an assessment of your performance in the past four years. What three words would hope describe your term on the Board?
  9. Politics is the art of allocating limited resources, and compromising to find solutions. How will you manage a staff recommendation to close a school in [YOUR WARD] which staff states will enable the Board to provide a better quality of education across the system?
  10. The School Board’s relationship with Hamilton City Council has had its ups and downs. How do you plan to work with City Council during the next four years?
  11. Thank you, that’s the end of the prepared questions you were sent in advance. Do you have closing remarks you wish to share?

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