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2021 Rocky View School Division Election Coverage

Gilbert 'relieved, excited and ready to get back at it' for RVS

Gilbert 'relieved, excited and ready to get back at it' for RVS

The new Rocky View Schools board, which includes incumbent Ward 6 trustee Fiona Gilbert, will be sworn in at the annual RVS Organizational Meeting Oct. 28.
Two newcomers, six incumbents elected to RVS Board of Trustees

Two newcomers, six incumbents elected to RVS Board of Trustees

Results from the Oct. 18 Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees election had incumbent trustee Judi Hunter re-elected in Ward 5, while newcomer Shelley Kinley earned enough votes to claim Ward 2 in the east.
Burley joins Bowen, Brand as Airdrie's RVS trustees

Burley joins Bowen, Brand as Airdrie's RVS trustees

According to the City of Airdrie's unofficial municipal election report, two incumbent trustees will continue to represent Ward 3 (Airdrie) on the Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees, along with newcomer Fred Burley.
Questions with the candidates – Rocky View Schools Ward 3 trustees

Questions with the candidates – Rocky View Schools Ward 3 trustees

For the final print issue before the 2021 municipal election, the Airdrie City View editorial team asked the six Airdrie-based candidates vying for three seats in Ward 3 on the Rocky View Schools Board of Trustees their perspective on the Alberta government's draft K-6 curriculum, which was released earlier this year.
Former principal and RVC councillor Jerry Arshinoff seeking RVS trustee seat in Ward 5

Former principal and RVC councillor Jerry Arshinoff seeking RVS trustee seat in Ward 5

“I think I know something about schools and there is a number of issues, specifically COVID and the precautions, or the lack thereof that have caused me great concern,” he said. “I think that is the single greatest issue, the most immediate for sure.”
Trustee candidate Peter Fortna says lobbying and stronger action needed from school board

Trustee candidate Peter Fortna says lobbying and stronger action needed from school board

A Cochrane father of two said he is running for school trustee representing Ward 6 because he would like to see an improved COVID1- response and more collaboration with teachers, particularly over the proposed K-6 curriculum.
Ward 6 trustee candidate Simon Ongom says local initiative the key to education

Ward 6 trustee candidate Simon Ongom says local initiative the key to education

“As a parent I have seen the failures of decisions that have been made firsthand on me,” he said. “I don’t wish to see another parent go through some of these effects. I can’t sit on the sidelines and think someone else is going to do it. I feel strongly I am the one to do it.”
Pam Thursfield returns for second shot at Airdrie trustee position

Pam Thursfield returns for second shot at Airdrie trustee position

After falling less than 500 votes short in 2017, Airdrie resident Pam Thursfield is once again putting her name in contention for the Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees.
Gerry Neustaedter hopes not to be elected for RVS Ward 5 seat

Gerry Neustaedter hopes not to be elected for RVS Ward 5 seat

His name may appear on the ballot, but Gerry Neustaedter does not care if voters put a checkmark next to his name or not on Oct. 18.
Judi Hunter running for second term in RVS Ward 5

Judi Hunter running for second term in RVS Ward 5

First-term trustee Judi Hunter is hoping for a second term to represent Rocky View Schools (RVS) Ward 5, which includes schools in Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Westbrook, and rural Cochrane.
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