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Monday, 27 February 2017 08:00

New Redcliff school board trustee looks forward to upcoming work

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Facing no challengers, Redcliff resident Pam Cursons has been acclaimed as the new Ward 1 trustee at the Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) board table.

Nominations for the vacant seat to represent the Redcliff, Ralston and Jenner area, alongside current trustee Arnold Frank, closed Feb. 9. Cursons was the only person to submit her candidacy paperwork.
“I have a passion for education, children and serving our community,” says Cursons, about her interest in putting forth her name to be a school board trustee.
She has lived in Redcliff for the past 14 years, moving there from Medicine Hat. Like many eastern Alberta residents, she grew up in Saskatchewan.
Married with one grown son who works in Calgary, Cursons has been the assistant manager of the SPCA for just over two years. With a diploma in business administration and also one in micro-computers, she has mainly held positions revolving around finance and human resources.
“I think it will be a challenge,” she says, about her newest role as school board trustee. “There is lots to learn at first. I want to support the board and the great things they are doing.”
Cursons had been considering running for a school trustee position this fall as part of the general elections being held. When she saw the opening created now and that there was going to be a byelection, she felt ready to submit her name for the job.
“It will be a steep learning curve, but I want to help the board work towards achieving the goals they are focused on with literacy and wellness,” says Cursons.
“I’m very excited and I look forward to meeting the parents, the teachers and working with the board.”
Cursons sat in on the sidelines for the Feb. 14 regular meeting. She will not be sworn in as a Ward 1 trustee yet.
A byelection to fill two empty seats is taking place in Ward 4 with four candidates on the ballot. That vote is scheduled for March 9 and all new trustees will be sworn in at the March 14 public board meeting.

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