David Phelan to run for New Westminster School Board
David Phelan, a public school teacher in Coquitlam, announced his candidacy for New Westminster School Board trustee yesterday.
The New Westminster resident said his focus during the campaign leading to the Nov. 19 municipal elections, he said, will be the school capital projects and their impact on the community.
"The construction of our new schools is the biggest issue in our district," said Phelan in a press release. "The new schools will solve many of the problems that have come up in the last few years, including overcrowding and the inability of high-demand programs to expand."
Phelan ran for trustee in 2008 and came in 13th with 2,322 votes.
At Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, where he teaches, he has also served as School Action Coordinator. He is also a minor hockey assistant coach and a member of the City of New Westminster's Community and Social Issues Committee.
"We have a lot of people very interested in our school system. It is important to bring all of these stakeholders together and do what is best for our students," said Phelan.