Dale Townsend

Name

Dale Townsend

Jurisdiction

School District #83: North Okanagan-Shuswap

Running for

School Board

Party or Slate (if applicable)

N/A

Education

Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?

One of the most distressing aspects of education over the last decade and more has been the decrease in the electives. We need more emphasis on the arts and educational experiences such as field trips and guest speakers. We need an expansion of the choices for students, not a shrinking. In brief, the most important part of the educational budge it the operational, not the capital.

Participation

How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

Frequent taking of courses at the local college, attendance at cultural events, support of the local theatre, involvement with fine arts.