George Maclagan

Former trustee seeks return to school board

Believes all students should graduate with skills and abilities necessary to contribute to society

George Maclagan is seeking your support in being elected as a School Trustee for School District # 72

I know from having served as a School Trustee from 2002 until 2008 that locally-elected school trustees play a vital role in maintaining a just and free society. They are the public voice in public education, reflecting local values and ensuring that communities are represented in the public educational system.

Maclagan’s roots are deep in Campbell River with his family moving here in 1967. He met his wife Colleen over 30 years ago here in Campbell River and they have chosen to make Campbell River their home. They see this as the best place to raise their two sons.

“Having children who are part of the student body of School District 72 provides me with a direct connection to our schools and the challenges that continue to be faced in Public Education,” Maclagan says. “My youngest son has special needs and he has been greatly challenged to find success in education, but with the help of many amazing and dedicated members of the Campbell River and District Teachers Association, CUPE Local 723 and the Campbell River Principals and Vice Principals Association, he is finding his way in the world and his future is getting brighter every day.

“I know how important education is to all our families and I am a passionate advocate for persons with disabilities and continue to assist other families in dealing with the challenges that they may face in their day to day lives.

“I believe that one should give back to the community by which they have so greatly benefited and so I volunteer my time with Special Olympics Campbell River and serve as Chapter Chair of the North Vancouver Island Multiple Sclerosis Society where I also hold a provincial and national position with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of BC, advocating all levels of government for proper funding for persons with chronic health conditions.”

Maclagan believes that one of the greatest goals our province should have is that everyone who enters the public education system shall graduate with the skills and abilities necessary to become successful and contributing members of our society. Regardless of ability, failure is not an option for any student.