Why Ravi?

I am running because …

  • we need trustees that will engage with the public.
  • we need to actively and regularly consult with the different education partners (e.g. parents, students, teachers and support staff).
  • I have a proven strong voice to bring to the table.
  • I want to be an educator of the public.
  • my involvement in the district has led to a passion for the education system.
  • I represent the voices of the future.
  • it’s time for the government to stop underfunding education.
  • as an SD62 grad, I am aware of the district’s gifts and challenges

I am committed to …

  • Engaging with the public outside of board meetings by visiting partner groups, such as: parents, students, teachers and support staff in their own environments
  • Advocating for increased capital funding in light of the exploding population in the district, and the need for school expansion.
  • Advocating for increased funding for operational costs, in keeping with inflation.
  • Opening the lines of communication with our teachers. Teachers are the backbone of our education system.
  • Supporting educational assistants as they play a crucial role in helping to build a stronger public education system.
  • Supporting the court decision and advocating for the restored limits regarding class size and composition.
  • Supporting unique programs that enhance students’ chances for success.

 

My goal as a trustee is to facilitate the creation of a positive, fully-funded local system that will
keep students interested, engaged and supported every step of the way.

 

Ravi Parmar, MLA John Horgan and Former Education Minister George Abbott

Ravi Parmar, MLA John Horgan and Former Education Minister George Abbott at Press Conference announcing funding for 2 new high schools.

Former Education Minister George Abbott, Ravi Parmar, MLA Maurine Karagianis and MLA John Horgan

Former Education Minister George Abbott, Ravi Parmar, MLA Maurine Karagianis and MLA John Horgan – Ravi had a one-on-one meeting with the Minister to presuade him to fund 2 new high schools in the West Shore.

Ravi Parmar, Jacob Warens, Stephanie Coudwell and Dillon Meagher

MLA John Horgan, Ravi Parmar, Jacob Warnes, Stephanie Couldwell and Dillon Meagher at the Luxton Fall Fair collecting signatures on a petition calling on the BC Government to replace Belmont with 2 new high schools