Second term sought for Langley school trustee

David Tod wants to be re-elected to the board of education when voters go to the polls in October.

An educator, David Tod, has announced he is running for a second term as a school trustee in Langley Township.

Tod has lived in Langley since 2002, residing in the Willoughby area.

As a father of four and employed for more than 34 years in education, Tod has experienced the education system as both a parent and an employee.

He has taught in multi-grade settings, as a physical education teacher, an elementary school counsellor, and for the past six years as a learning support teacher.

In making the announcement on Saturday, he said he has first-hand knowledge of “what is required to successfully navigate a child through the education system, especially those who experience difficulties with their learning.”

David has prioritized engagement with the school district stakeholders (DPAC, parents, staff, district leadership, and students) in his first term. And listening to their concerns and hopes, Tod said he has “acted decisively” at the board level on several key issues including the right sizing of Langley Secondary School, the building of the new R.E. Mountain Secondary, and the expansion of elementary spaces in Willoughby.

“Langley School District’s strengths are the students, staff and parents who make it the dynamic organization it currently is,” said Tod.

His claimed his top three priorities for the new term will be to advocate for capital funding for new schools, revitalize relationships with parents, staff, students, and First Nations, and ensure that the new education funding model is fair for the Langley school district – “especially for our students with exceptional needs.”

During the past four years, he has served on several committees including the youth advisory committee (Township), the parks, recreation, environment, and culture (City of Langley) and the standing school board committees of finance and facilities, education committee, and strategic planning. He has also held the position of on-call firefighter with the Township of Langley, volunteered at the 2010 BC Summer Games, and coached Langley youth soccer.

Just Posted

Spartans squeak out pre-season soccer victory in Oregon

Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team plays in Washington today, then at home on Saturday night.

Langley woman’s graduation marks expansion of PTSD service dog program

Delta-based B.C. and Alberta Guide Dogs Society and Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs merging to service to more veterans

Bevy of remarkable birthdays celebrated in Aldergrove

Maudie MacPherson (age 101), Vera Banner (91) and Alice Utas (95)

Take-home naloxone may be replacing 911 calls in parts of Lower Mainland

Naloxone kits handed out up 29% over 2017, ambulance calls and emergency visits down 22-24%, deaths hold steady

Pond hockey banned in public parks under updated Township bylaw

Public spaces bylaw imposes new restrictions on smoking, possession of drug paraphernalia, geocaching and more

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Safeway union urgest rejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

VIDEO: RibFest kicks off in Langley

Free event features barbecue ribs, chicken, pork and brisket from Canada’s top rib artists

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Bernier diatribe against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boosts Liberal coffers

Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations doubled, social media engagement quadrupled

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

More than 550 wildfires were burning in B.C. and crews were bracing for wind and dry lightning

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Most Read