You are invited to a Forum on Bill 64 – the bill which will eliminate elected school boards in Manitoba on Sunday April 18 th at 2 p m in the afternoon. Our panelists are: John Wiens - Dean emeritus at the faculty of education, University of Manitoba. A lifelong educator, he has served as a teacher, counsellor, work education co-ordinator, principal, school superintendent and university professor. Wendy Bloomfield, Chair of the Board of the Seine River School Division, and Chair of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. Wendy was administrator of a non-profit child care program for 16 years. She has served as a school trustee since 1983 and as Chair of the Board of the Seine River School Division since 1990. Ben Carr Principal of the Maples Met School - one of only two of its kind in Canada. The Maples Met School was named the top school in Canada for innovation in teaching and learning last year by the Education Canada Network. Formerly Ben was
After carefully considering the ramifications of Bill 64, we have come to the conclusion that making the various changes in this bill - including eliminating elected school boards would be a major mistake. We have launched a campaign to raise awareness and to do whatever we can to help Manitobans to realize the problems it will create and the need to oppose bill 64. If you would like a sign, you can order one by clicking on this link.