McVeigh seeks a fifth term

Veteran Langley school trustee says Willoughby must remain priority

Alison McVeigh

Four-term Langley school trustee Alison McVeigh announced her bid for reelection Thursday (Oct. 6) in a written statement that said the board must maintain its focus on dealing with the rapid growth on the Willoughby slope.

“Advocating for more schools is critical and I am determined to do all I can to ensure that the needs of the students in the North Langley area will be met and that programs and opportunities will be in place to ensure their success for years to come,” McVeigh said.

During her 12 years on the board, she said her priority has been and will remain student achievement, to “ensure that educational opportunities for all students are vibrant and sustainable for years to come.”

She pointed to a number of improvements over the last three years that include improved primary reading results, significant increases in graduation and transition rates, improved performance by  aboriginal students, support for students with special needs, successful implementation of middle school programs at HD Stafford and Betty Gilbert, and the approval of a large new elementary school in Willoughby.

“Over the next 3 years, I remain committed to continuing to working very hard to ensure that we are doing even more to support each one of our more than 18,000 students,” she said.

“The knowledge, experience and leadership that I have gained over the past several years provide me with a very clear picture of where we are and where we can still go.”

McVeigh remains an independent and unaffiliated trustee.

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