PLATFORM

A COVID RECOVERY PLAN!!!! we will need to catch and recover the students lost during the pandemic. We need boots on the ground tracking down and providing resources (mental health/ financial/supply/transportation, etc.) to ensure these students get their diplomas.

If elected I will work diligently to cultivate financial sustainability to permanently provide the supports and resources for mental health, learning disabilities, technology, vocational opportunities, climate and computer literacy.

I will lobby the province to legislate protection of our education / curriculum from being politicized, and to create a non-partisan foundation to collect and use the vast work done by past governments to then create our desperately needed new curriculum.

Ingenuity, adaptability, resilience and cooperation in a vibrant and viable environment, for all of our students is my goal.
ANGELA'S  PLATFORM

Equitable

  • A bottom up approach to resource allocation. Funding more support, EA's, educational phycological professionals.  Providing access to the assessments opens the door for parents and teachers to access the provincial and federal financial resources and the diagnosis families and teachers need.   

  • District Centralized Fundraising. Currently Red Deer schools are unbalanced and inequitable because of different economic neighborhood's. Parent councils traditionally fundraise for technology, books, play ground equipment, gym equipment, swimming lessons, field trips, bussing and grad ceremonies, the parent councils would work together for district wide fundraisers.

  • Community building- District wide -Food, art, music, theater, sports and culture days and festivities.

  • Vocational High school opportunities. Provide work opportunities for students to earn money, credits, and work experience so desperately needed to enter the work force. Automotive, Culinary, Urban Food Farming, Sustainable Energy technology.  

  • District policy on Bullying. Thoughtful research and expert- in the field consultation to develop this much needed policy and ignored issue.

  • Individual Celebration weeks for all groups. LGBTQ, Disabilities etc.

Accessible

  • A COVID RECOVERY PLAN!!!! One Million dollars won’t even come close to the resources we will need to catch and recover the students lost during the pandemic. We need boots on the ground tracking down and providing resources (mental health/ financial/supply/transportation, etc.) to ensure these students get their diplomas. Many students with immune deficiencies, anxiety and depression won’t return to in-class education.  A solid dynamic inclusive plan which includes live at home access video classes along side regular classes. The “Zoom” classroom is here to stay let’s embrace it! Kenny is siting on our money from the federal government for this.

 


Please remember you are the only one that can make your vote count. On October 18th vote for Angela Sommers, Red Deer Public School Trustee.

Sustainable

 

  • Strive for more financial security, by using our sheer numbers of rdpsd friends and families we can tap into group energy plans and bulk purchasing and raise substantial reliable monies. 

  • Grants and Awards manager, researching, applying and managing grants for arts, vocation, sustainability, etc.

  • District wide k-12 Education on climate change and achievable solutions.

  • District wide zero waste policy. Compost and recycling processed at school, all refuse ie. Plastic to return home with student or staff.