David Isaac said the conversation about the education system is troubling to people with young families.
“I’m worried about the future of the education system,” he said.
He said budget cuts can’t be allowed to impact sports teams and arts programs.
Isaac wants to see all of the parties involved engage in a discussion about how to reform the system.
“I want to do my best to bring everyone together.”
If elected trustee, he also plans to consult educators and others in the system to find solutions to the issues.
“The system is not yet broken, but tweaks are needed,” he said. “They’re doing their best, but I know, if people are willing, we can do better.”
Isaac said his strengths are in communication. He also has some personal experience in education
“I’m a good communicator, and I can help bring people together and make sure everyone is heard,” he said.
He is a proponent of technology in schools, and said children should be formally educated in how best to use their lap tops and devices.
Isaac’s own daughter is not yet of school age.
He has been active in the community, as a member of the Lions Club, a volunteer with the Ghost Ridge Halloween event, and a volunteer for Countryfest.
He has lived in Maple Ridge since graduating from Maple Ridge secondary in 1995 and works as a cashier in Kitsilano.