School Board: Genaille, Robert

School District 78: Genaille, Robert - Board of Education trustee candidate

  • Oct. 30, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Robert Genaille

What is your background or political experience?

I am a teacher, small business owner and member of the Peters First Nation. My experience in our current educational system includes the role of teacher, First Nations support worker and member of the Aboriginal Education Council. I have also undertaken varied roles within the BC Teachers’ Federation, including local bargaining committee member and chair of the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee.


What are the most pressing issues facing the school district?

Today’s most pressing issue is the lack of support local districts are receiving from the provincial government. That is creating an underfunded system that cheats our children and puts undue stress on all partners in the education system: students, parents, staff, administration and teachers. Our students deserve a fully funded system that both challenges and encourages them to achieve their best.


If elected, what would be your main priority as trustee?

My main priority as trustee will be to advocate for our students and educational staff. I will stay in close contact with the day-to-day operation of our schools with personal visits and through social media. The information gained through hands on experiences, and conversations in schools  will make my voice at the school district table both grounded and valuable.


Why should people vote for you?

I bring a unique and valuable skill set to this position. I have been a student, support worker and teacher. These experiences, positive and negative, have only strengthened my belief in the importance of education. To me, a good education is the key to a successful future and I believe we can do better for our students.

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