#KusiekChats Impact and Role of School Trustees with Dave Colburn and Michael Phair August 25, 2021 7:00 pm Facebook Live

#KusiekChats – Role & Impact of School Trustees

#KusiekChats – Role & Impact of School Trustees

Ever wonder:

  • What do school board trustees do?
  • What kind of impact do trustees have on the everyday lives of students and staff?
  • How much power do trustees have to influence issues like COVID protocols, curriculum, and more?
  • How do they work with elected government representatives?
  • What opportunities are there to collaborate towards education grounded in community?
At this event, we’ll answer these questions and more. Julie Kusiek, EPSB trustee candidate for Ward F, will serve as host to special guests. 


Dave Colburn
• former school trustee from 2004-2013
• chair of Edmonton Public School Board from 2010-2012
Michael Phair
• former Edmonton city councillor from 1992 – 2007
• chair of the Mayor’s Community Sustainability Taskforce in 2012
• EPSB named Michael Phair Junior High School in honour of his contributions to Edmonton


7:00 pm
Dave Colburn starts the conversation with an explanation of what trustees do.
7:30 pm
Michael Phair joins Julie and Dave. The group will discuss possible collaboration between school trustees and other boards. Michael shares his experience leading the Mayor’s Community Sustainability Taskforce. He’ll speak about the committee’s resulting Elevate report from 2012.  

How to Join:

This event is a Facebook Live at 7 pm on August 25, 2021. Live questions via Facebook are welcome.
If you do not have Facebook or are unable to join live, that’s ok! Please send questions in advance to Julie Kusiek. We’ll do our best to get to them all.
A recording will be available to view after the event. Join Julie’s mailing list for information about this event and others relating to the upcoming school board election.

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