Surrey First Education TeamSurrey: Surrey First Education (SFE) team is seeking re-election to the Surrey School Board in the civic elections to be held on Saturday, October 20.

All six current Board of Education Trustees for Surrey will be seeking re-election, including current Board Chair Laurie Larsen, Vice Chair Terry Allen, former Board Chair Shawn Wilson, and Trustees Bob Holmes, Garry Thind and Gary Tymoschuk.

“Our SFE team has over 60 years of combined experience on the Surrey Board of Education,” says Gary Tymoschuk, President of Surrey First Education Society.  “We have an amazing team of trustees who have consistently demonstrated a keen desire and strong focus to work together in order to make sound decisions that provide the best education for the children of our community, and give teachers, support staff and administrators the tools they need to be successful.”

Current Chair Laurie Larsen said, “this board has demonstrated a consistent commitment, collaboration and focus as we have all worked together this term to achieve some amazing results.  We are so proud of the 7300 new and expansion school spaces we have secured at 13 sites.  In partnership with the federal government, the provincial government, the City of Surrey and the Surrey RCMP we have one o the most sophisticated gang prevention programs in Canada.  The Wraparound (WRAP) program is designed to positively connect youth to their school, home and community by building trusting relationships.”

We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the community, and to celebrate the ongoing successes of our students, teachers, support staff, and administrators and in so doing create a public education system we can all be proud of.  Please vote for the entire Surrey First Education team.