Jordan Watters Seeks Re-election to Greater Victoria Board of Education

For Immediate Release
Aug 24, 2022

VICTORIA, BC – The following is a statement from incumbent School District 61 Trustee:

“There is no room for bigotry and regressive policies in our school district and I will fight to ensure the voices that would seek to roll back our progress do not get a platform in our community. That is why I am seeking a third term as Trustee, so I can continue to ensure all students feel seen and supported in their schools. I am passionate about safe, caring, and inclusive communities, and I know the best way to do that is to support safe, caring, and inclusive schools.”

“When students do not feel safe to be themselves, their learning is deeply impacted. I am passionate about a school district where each student is empowered to reach their full potential, and where teachers and staff have the tools they need to make that happen. I want all members of our learning community to feel valued and respected and I will continue to stand up for healthy learning and work environments.” “I am proud of my record of service and achievement over the last eight years. I led the development and adoption of the most progressive Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy and Dress Code Policy of any School District in the province. I also initiated the School District’s annual participation in Pride festivities. These policies make our schools safer and more inclusive.”

“More recently, I spearheaded the District’s declaration of a Climate Emergency and now Chair the District’s Climate Action Ad Hoc Committee. I look forward to continuing this work and ensure a Climate Action Plan is in place by 2023, and that all future school projects are net zero, and that .”

“Our Board has faced many challenges over the past four years: redrawing catchment boundaries, balancing deficit budgets, standing up to bullying and harassment, and addressing systemic racism in our system. Throughout all of it I have worked to be a leader that people can trust to do the work with courage, integrity and accountability. I am asking for the community’s support this October to re-elect me so that I can continue to put students, and their future, first.”


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