In some ways it seems like school board elections were last week, when in reality almost 10 weeks have gone by. The random and spur-of-the-moment conversations that walking in community during a campaign brings have been layered on to while at school and community events- always a welcome opportunity to hear what is on the mind of the folks we serve.
I continue to appreciate the students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators in Louis Riel School Division who make time to chat, offer valued insight and perspective, and ask good and important questions about our governance work. I value our conversations- even (and maybe especially) the tough ones.
The new year will see us continue to grapple with the effects of a global pandemic even while we look ahead to the many opportunities that are before us. The bright future we want for everyone in our community will be articulated in a new multi-year strategic plan, our budget conversations, and the vision we have for everyone to excel as caring, confident, capable, and resilient life-long learners who contribute to a democratic and sustainable work.
Be well. Please make time for the people and experiences that fill your heart and bring joy to your life.I wish you and yours a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023. Happy New Year!
“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi