Cornwall ON – Cornwall media personality Todd Lalonde who can normally be seen on CogecoTV 11 has announced he’s running as a school board trustee in the upcoming municipal elections.
I wish to announce that I will be seeking re-election as a trustee with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario representing the city of Cornwall and Glengarry county.
My first term as a trustee was a great experience and needless to say a sharp learning curve. After 4 years and one term I look forward to continuing to serve the students and parents of our board in this important role.
I believe we have made great strides in the past four years in Catholic education. I admit the years to come may be yet the most challenging. We need strong voices that will stand up and protect our Catholic education system when people continue to challenge our existence. We need to continue to build on the relationship between home, school and our parish community.
I also feel strongly that we must continue to lobby our Provincial Government to increase funding to our schools so that we can make sure every child receives the education that best suits their educational needs. We cannot cut at the expense of our children’s future. I have always believed that today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. I will continue to be a voice that is heard and not just seen. A trustee has the important role of being the link between the parent and the educational system.
I will continue to lobby for shared services between boards where it benefits our students and reduces the overall cost. I will also continue to push and support programs which will help reduce and one day eliminate school violence. I continue to support and encourage parent involvement making sure our parents know what is happening in our schools. Our schools are the heart of our communities. We must continue to allow the community to have access to our schools. We need to continue to lobby and receive the funding from the provincial government so our staff have the best possible education and tools to work with, so our children can learn and succeed. These are just a few of many concerns I will continue to work on, if re-elected. No student shall be forgotten.
I look forward to the opportunity of being your continued voice at the school board table for the next four years.
Todd J. Lalonde
*Eastern Ontario Health Unit ,Vice-chairman
*Childrens Treatment Center Celebrity walk ,committee member
*United Way of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Board of Director’s