It is a great honour for me to represent the residents of Half Moon Bay on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board as your Trustee.
I am very proud of the fact that I have delivered for you on many occasions.
Prior to my election to the Board, secondary students for your community were bussed out of Barrhaven to attend school. I changed that through a motion I crafted and ended up having to pass twice. In addition those students who choose to attend John McCrae Secondary School are now bussed at the expense of the District. I have spoken to many parents who have personally thanked me as they are now saving a significant amount of money not paying for transportation for their kids to get to school.
In September of 2016 a new elementary school will be built in your community that will house 600 students. I fought very hard on many fronts to ensure that this school was listed as the OCDSB's top priority on the capital priorities list that was submitted to the Ministry of Education.
I have appreciated all the support I have received from your community and I look forward to serving you for many years to come and together we will continue to improve the lives of kids and families in Half Moon Bay.
Trustee Donna Blackburn