SB Q10: 20 Questions for Langley School Board candidates


Candy Ashdown (City) – No. The District Parent Advisory Council is an important partner in the Langley School District, which ensures the voice of parents is represented.

Megan Dykeman (Township) – No. As an elected body, the board has an obligation to encourage the electorate, taxpayers and all stakeholders groups to bring forward their concerns. The board has a responsibility to listen to those concerns and, so informed, to fulfill its functions. The board should be influenced by anyone who can contribute to improving education in the Langley district. No one stakeholder or faction of stakeholders should have more influence than any other. It should not be a contest to see who can garner the most influence with the board but rather a cohesive effort to do the best for the children who depend on Langley district for their education.

Kristine Ketter (Township) – No. I was a member of the District Parent Advisory Council Executive for the last 8 years. I have always made myself available to listen to parents concerns and relay that information to the district. It is parents who know their children best and the parent voice, along with all other partner groups, is integral to partner group communications.

Suzanne Perreault (Township) – The DPAC does not have too much influence on the School District Affairs and their voice should always be welcome as they are part of the global team who strive to advocate and support the parents and children in our community. There has been great communication and collaboration overall witnessed. Although an increased voice would be valuable to represent the parents and children in our community that ensure their voice is heard and considered clearly by virtue of having them at the “table” within a committee at the Leadership level. 

Rod Ross (Township) – No. Parents are wonderful. Anyone who gives time, talent and resources for free to the service of their community is also to be applauded. We need some parent service awards…to recognize these faithful supporters. 


Click here to return to 20 Questions page

Just Posted

WATCH: Walnut Grove Gators take lead in AAAA basketball tournament

The Gators are heading into the finals on Sunday.

Langley program helps youth find their employment niche

The first session of Skills to Success youth employment program wrapped up and a second has started.

WATCH: Langley fire trucks collide on icy roads

The fire trucks crashed while responding to a crash on the same snow-covered stretch.

Stealth shake up coaching before Langley game

The team will shuffle coaching responsiblities this week.

Seniors housing town hall offers funding resources to developers

Provincial, federal funds to create units for seniors; no details on Cloverdale or Langley projects

WATCH From Langley to PyeongChang: Men’s curling and Olympic amenities

Langley’s Kevin Kim is in Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics and sends his second dispatch.

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

Aldergrove Kodiaks take 7-5 win over Flames: ACTION PHOTOS

Kodiaks stave off elimination in game four of PJHL playoffs series

Lane closures on Alex Fraser, Port Mann bridges considered to avoid ‘ice bombs’

Province spent $5 million clearing both bridges last years

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

Most Read