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.

Just Posted

Campbell River thrift store robbed at knifepoint, say RCMP

Suspect fled on bicycle following Tuesday stick-up

UPDATE: Campbell River RCMP arrest second person in arson investigation

Police say suspects identified, house fire on Henderson Avenue ‘not random’

Shrapnel narrowly missed firefighters in ‘suspicious’ Campbell River house fire

No injuries reported; firefighters prevented blaze from spreading

RCMP stepping up summer patrols in Campbell River and area lakes

Traffic patrols increasing after 32 alcohol-related incidents during 2018 Canada Day weekend

UPDATE: Fire in abandoned Campbell River house deemed suspicious

Reports of homeless people using vacant home at 666 8th Ave.

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

B.C. Ferries vessel breaks down right before long weekend

Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route impacted most, revised schedule adds 4 a.m. sailings

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

Nanaimo man gets jail time for posting explicit photos of ex-girlfriends

Man’s name cannot be revealed to protect victims’ identities

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

Most Read