Delta Board of Education Trustee Nick Kanakos has announced he is seeking re-election in this year’s municipal election.
“It has been an honour to serve the Delta school community for 11 years,” said the three-term trustee in a news release. “Over the course of my service, I have gained a depth of knowledge on board policies, regulations and procedures – and I am aware of staffing and funding issues as well as concerns of our parents.”
Formerly a teacher at North Delta Secondary for 33 years, Kanakos has been a school board representative on the Delta Youth Activity Council, the Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Indigenous Enhancement Committee, the Audit Committee and the British Columbia Public Schools Employer’s Association.
“My depth of experience in the classroom allows me to understand the system from the ‘inside out’,” he added. “I believe that I have the experience necessary to help guide our school district. I believe we have an excellent school system and I will continue the hard work it takes to make the school district the envy of the province.”
Kanakos hasn’t announced if he will be running with anyone else in this year’s election.
“I view the role of school trustee as a long-term commitment with education a partnership between the schools, the parents and the students,” he said. “My door will be open and I will work with you to provide the best education possible for our children.”
Nick’s wife, Delta city councillor Jeannie Kanakos, announced last week that she won’t be seeking re-election.
The couple has lived in North Delta since the early 1980s and have grandchildren still residing in the community and attending school in Delta.
The municipal election is Oct. 15.