CONTRIBUTION · 21st October 2014
Hello, Iím Raymond Apna-Raj also known as Raymond Raj. Kitimat is my home, I resided in Kitimat for over 38 years and I intend to live in Kitimat for many more. Iíve been a school trustee for 9 years and in my 3 terms Iíve learned about the public education system. I want to keep the continuity and use my knowledge and experience to the benefit of citizens of Kitimat.
Fairness, equality and social justice must be maintained to have a civil society and this could only be achieved through a good public education system. To have a good public education system it needs a school trustee who is at the board table when important decisions are made. My attendance record is over 90% and Iím here to serve you. I have time, dedication, knowledge, experience and commitment to be a good school trustee who can work with the other communities to achieve fairness for Kitimat.
Public education system is everyoneís business and being a school trustee means working with teachers, parents, community and all partner groups. Iíve been doing this for past 9 years and wish to do it in future. School trusteeís responsibility is always exiting. When I see our students in the classroom are supported by our dedicated teachers, support staff, administrators and trustees, I dream of a great future because being a school trustee is not a job but a huge responsibility.
I have 4 children who went through the public education system in Kitimat and they all are doing great. I want every child in our district to succeed. Iíve been working towards making the Coast Mountains School District a high performance rural school district by supporting staff and student growth through professional learning, networking and the sharing of the wise practices ďWhat I desire for myself, I wish for all.Ē