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You suddenly find yourself back in grade school. You have all of your grown-up life experience, but you’re moving around the school in a young person’s body. You’re in Grade 1 and Halloween is fast approaching. Which costume do you wear to school and why? 

Public school board candidates

Julia Hrdlicka: I would choose Wonder Woman. Because she is awesome!

Separate school board candidates

This candidate did not participate in the survey.

How time flies. You’re in Grade 9. Your teacher is insisting you vote for which school club to cut because there’s a shortage of teachers to run the clubs. Which one gets the thumbs down? Explain your decision, please.

Public school board candidates

Julia Hrdlicka: Chess club. I would be extremely upset to have to make the choice. In the end I would have to say chess club. I didn’t know how to play it in grade 9 and still not a chess player today. Sorry chess club:(

Separate school board candidates

This candidate did not participate in the survey.

You’re in high school. You realize that one of your friends has been bullying another student because of his sexual orientation. You go to a teacher about the need to start a Gay Straight Alliance club, but her reception is lukewarm. You can tell she’s not going to help. How are you going to make this happen?

Public school board candidates

Julia Hrdlicka: First off you know the law is behind you. Schools are required to start a GSA if students request it.  If your teacher is not keen then you can go to your principal and work out a plan to find a teacher who is eager to take this on. From my experience there are many teachers in our schools that would be honoured to support the work of students in a GSA.

Separate school board candidates

This candidate did not participate in the survey.

It is nearing the end of the tenth grade and marijuana has been legalized for a little over a month. You and a few other students learn that a teacher smokes a lot of cannabis at home. Do you think she should be held to a different standard when it comes to her recreation? 

Public school board candidates

Julia Hrdlicka: As long as the teacher is abiding the law and then I don’t see the problem.

Separate school board candidates

This candidate did not participate in the survey.

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