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Dixon announces her re-election bid for school board

Trustee Laura Dixon has announced she is seeking a second term on the Delta school board. In a press release issued Monday, she stated her unequivocal support for the school district.

Trustee Laura Dixon has announced she is seeking a second term on the Delta school board.

In a press release issued Monday, she stated her unequivocal support for the school district.

"Delta school district is thriving and one reason is that we all work hard to tailor our education system in Delta to help every student achieve their full potential."

Dixon said she wants to continue to focus on steps that can be taken locally to enhance public education.

Active at both the local board level and with the B.C. School Trustees Association, she noted: "Increasing costs and funding issues resulting from the funding formula combined with the declining enrollment in Delta are a difficult reality.

These issues have been regularly brought forward directly from our board and through BCSTA to the Ministry of Education for action, but it is not enough to simply complain.

Advocacy to the provincial government is important, but local action is critical."

Dixon said the local board has been innovative and she cites examples such as specialized academies and international student programs.

"We offer unique opportunities to our students while providing additional revenue through increases in enrollment and international student fees. The Delta school district has been a leader on many fronts, including reducing our carbon footprint and our operating costs through energy-saving geothermal projects."

sgyarmati@delta-optimist.com