for our schools, our communities,
and our school division.
For the Schools
- Standing up for Public Education – Continue to advocate against further Provincial cuts and chronic underfunding of the education system.
- Expand Early Childhood Education – Continue to expand our full day kindergarten/nursery program by adding more schools.
- Address Barriers to Learning – Tackle student hunger problem at the Division with an expansion of the nutrition/breakfast program.
- Expand Core Programming – Continue to prioritize funding for math, science and arts education.
- Modernize Special Needs Education – Create an Advocate Office for Parents of Students with Special Needs to help navigate the WSD to ensure every child receives the supports they need. Create a public Task Force to review the current programming needs for Special Education in the Division.
- Communication – Continue to invest in technology to improve and simplify communication between schools and parents while reducing paper use.
For the Community
- Support Working Families – Provide school lunch supervision across the entire division
- Reconciliation – Continue the implementation of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission recommendations throughout the Division.
- Cultural Diversity – Celebrate our diverse student population and distinct neighbourhoods together by expanding division wide sports and arts enrichment programs.
- Sustainable School Division – Guide WSD towards being the first “Net Zero” school division in Canada by creating an environmental sustainability plan for the Division.
- Invest in Active Transportation – Expand Walking School Bus programs – get students out of cars, reduce congestion/safety issues around schools.
- Schools as Community Hub – Expand Life Long Learning/Adult Education programs to make WSD the “Learning Annex” of Winnipeg. Partner with the community to enhance relationships between seniors and community schools.
For the Taxpayers
- Change the Tax System – Continue to lobby the Provincial government for a change in how the Public School system is funded with less reliance on property taxation
- Invest in Green Infrastructure – Continue to invest in green capital infrastructure by renovating our aging schools and making them more energy efficient thereby lowering our Provincial Carbon Tax.
- New Ways to Pay for Education – Continue to find new sources of revenue for the Division to fund new programs and initiatives.
- Fiscal Sustainability – Continue to ensure the long term financial sustainability of WSD while minimizing the impact on ratepayers
The Winnipeg Labour Council is excited to endorse Chris Broughton for re-election for School Trustee in Ward 2. Chris has demonstrated a strong commitment to public education and meeting the needs of students. He believes in a modern school system that promotes diversity, inclusion, and student success.
I want a school trustee who is invested in our community. Chris is a leader with experience at the table. I have no doubt he will make great things happen for our ward and for the Winnipeg School Division.
As a parent, paramedic, and active member of the community Chris Broughton will bring to the school board the same principals and skills it has taken him to excel at work, home and in the community. Chris is the type of person we want taking care of our children, and helping to build stronger communities.
I am pleased to support Chris Broughton for School Trustee in the Winnipeg School Division. I am confident that Chris would be a representative who would bring plenty of energy, integrity and caring to the job!
As president of MGEU Local 911, Chris has fought hard for increased public safety and for working people. He is committed to his community. The Winnipeg Labour Council is proud to endorse Chris Broughton for School Trustee in Ward 2 of the Winnipeg School Division. We believe he is the best choice for a fairer education system.