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Mike Murray

Independent for Maple Ridge School Board (incumbent)
To support all individuals in their development as successful learners and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.

Climate Change

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

SD42 has achieved significant energy efficiencies and savings of over $600,000 which have been redirected to classroom resources

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Mental Health in Schools

SD42 one of the first districts to establish Integrated Child/Youth teams (mental health and drug addiction specialists) in schools

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous Schooling

SD42 commissioned an equity report "Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity" with 94 recommendations being reviewed for implementation.

Schools & Public Education

Indigenous Schooling

SD42 commissioned an equity report "Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity" with 94 recommendations being reviewed for implementation.

Student Involvement & Engagement

In Sd42 students participate in conferences and regular workshops with trustees. Consultation includes budget and Superintendent hiring

Education Funding

Trustees participate heavily in the BC School Trustees Association to lobby government for sufficient funding to meet growing student needs

Growth

Trustees anticipate growth and the need for additions/new schools, particularly in east Maple Ridge lobbying for the required funding

Misc. topics

Biography

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- School Trustee since 2011, Board Chair 2011 to 2018
- UBC Grad and General Manager: Community Development, Parks and Recreation for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows prior to retirement
- Director BC School Trustees Association 2018 to 2021

Mike has served as a School Trustee from 2011 to the present and board chair from 2011 to 2018 following his retirement as the General Manager of Community Development, Parks and Recreation for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. In 2018 he was elected as a Director for the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) where he served until 2021.

The BCSTA represents 60 Boards of Education to the Ministry of Education . As an elected director he was assigned to Chair both the Finance Committee and Capital Working group, authoring position papers which include recommendations to government on legislative changes and funding.

He is currently also serving as:

  • the SD42 liaison to the Ridge Meadows Education Foundation and the Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation and Culture advisory committee.
  • the SD42 appointee to the BCSTA Provincial Council
  • a member of the Ridge Meadows Salvation Army Community Council
  • a member of the provincially appointed BC Arts Council

Previously he served as:

  • Chair and Director of the Ridge Meadows Community Services Council (social services agency)
  • Chair and Director of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation
  • Director of the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Director and Honorary Life Member of the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council
  • President and Director of the BC Recreation and Parks Association
  • President of the Rotary Club of Haney
  • and in additional capacities for a wide variety of local initiatives

Mike has considerable experience working in and with government and social service agencies as well as an extensive community and provincial network to draw upon when addressing student needs.

Reason for running

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During the past term the School District consulted with many stakeholders completing strategic plans and reports focused on equity, student achievement and wellness. I have more work to do addressing the implementation of key recommendations coming from each of these.

I'm hoping my experience and networks will help me to contribute to the work at hand, all to benefit our students.

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