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Ted Paszek sees future growth as biggest issue for Elk Island Catholic Schools

“I think the biggest issue is growth in Alberta,” said Paszek, a retired Catholic school teacher and principal, who has been an Elk Island Catholic Schools trustee off and on for more than 30 years.

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Veteran ECS trustee Bergstra vows to continue advocacy for mental health and defend Catholic education

“I’m looking forward to sitting down with the Archbishop as a board and as an individual to work on Catholic education and how we can get the message out there.”

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Transportation fees, inclusive education on Serena Shaw’s issues list for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools

“…the big thing is board autonomy, making sure the school board understands its role and the government understands its role too.”

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Veteran trustee Joan Crockett looks for dynamic programming in a responsible budget for St. Albert Catholic schools

“Parents want dynamic programming, and I am committed to integrating as many of these programs as possible within the district’s allocated budget,” said Crockett, adding Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools will face financial challenges, including higher transportation costs for students.

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Ward 73 candidate Smiley seeks more integration between local parishes and schools

“This is a decisive moment for Catholic education, so I consider being a trustee a full-time commitment and not something off to the side,” said Smiley

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St. Albert candidate Joe Becigneul commits to collaboration to preserve Catholic education

“The big question is, ‘What is the government going to do with Catholic education?’ and to make a difference you need to be at the table,” said Becigneul, who won a byelection last fall.

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ECS Ward 73 Candidate Peter Davis sees challenges on two fronts

“The board has to create an inclusive environment while remaining consistent with Catholic doctrine, and that’s a challenge.”

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Former WCR editor runs for Catholic Schools trustee

Glen Argan says he hopes to fight for Catholic education and bring “harmony” to the Edmonton Catholic School District board if he’s elected this fall.

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Catholics to learn about becoming school trustees

Archbishop Richard Smith called Catholic schools “an extraordinary treasure” and a part of the Church’s mission, noting trustees have a responsibility to both the province and the Church.

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Non-Catholics defend rights to Catholic education

“My children love their school. They love Jesus. In fact, all of the children love and speak of Jesus and his kindness,” said Turchansky. “It is truly a joy to behold. If anyone wants to see what a faith-based education is like, they just need to walk into any Catholic elementary school. 

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