Squair seeks district seat

Doris Squair says she has the time and energy to focus on schools and their needs.

After seeing her four children graduate from high school, Doris Squair says she has the time and energy to focus on schools and their needs.

One of three Vernon School District candidates running to represent Lumby and Areas D and E, Squair said the timing is right for her to throw her hat into the ring.

“I hope to be a voice and advocate for our communities and their families to make sure that fair and equal representation is given to all,” she said.

“The biggest issue is declining enrollment, limited funding and escalating costs. It is difficult to provide quality services when you are continually being attacked and plagued with budget cuts and deficient resources.”

Squair, 52, runs a ranch and she is also a registered nurse who teaches food safe and prenatal classes for Okanagan College.

The Squairs’ four children, ages 22, 21, 20 and 18, have all attended JW Inglis and Charles Bloom schools.

As a volunteer in the community, Squair has been active in 4H with her children, in the Lumby Range and Livestock and North Okanagan Livestock Association, and was pro-active with the Save Our Schools program.

“I have also been involved with education in the 21st century with my son Trenton who was the district Student Voice representative. In total I have spent 17 years in our education system participating in school activities and events,” she said.

 

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