Meet the candidate: Kim Pasula

By rdnewsNOW staff
October 12, 2017 - 12:31pm Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:35pm

Kim Pasula is seeking election to the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board of Trustees.

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I was born and raised in rural Alberta. After graduating from a small school in a class of 19 students, I went on to earn three university degrees and have made a living working in business and education, running my own small businesses and teaching as a college instructor. After Patricia and I were married at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton, I launched the Entrepreneurial Centre in Lethbridge before returning to establish our home here in Red Deer. Our children Brett and Kate, graduates of our Catholic schools and members of Sacred Heart Parish, are attending university at UBC.

Over the last 15 years, I have focused my work as a social justice advocate on charities and community organizations that are important to me. I have chaired and served on the boards of: our Catholic Education Foundation, Hospice, Community Legal Clinic, Community Foundation, School Council, Community Capital, RD Boxing Club, CAPRA-Poverty Reduction Alliance, Lifelong Learning Council, RDC Management Council, Public Legal Education Association of Canada, Canadian Centre for Court Technology, and Food for Friends Society. Currently, I am working on a major project involving Safe Harbour and Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Catholic education is important and families are choosing our Catholic schools. Our Division funding has grown to $100 million dollars. There are some that would like to see our Catholic school division eliminated. As your trustee I will preserve and strengthen Catholic education, ensure that teachers and schools are properly resourced to deliver the highest standard of education, and ensure that all budget decisions are made in the best interests of your children. I have long advocated for the elimination of school fees. As your trustee, under your guidance, I will work to create a system where all the best our schools have to offer are accessible to all, at no cost to children and their families.

(Bio supplied by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)