Karl Skogstad

Karl Skogstad

As a father of two young children, age 4 and 7, I am running for Trustee in the hope of bringing a younger perspective to the Board.

I first became involved with Lakehead Public Schools in 2016 when it was announced that a number of schools in the city would be closing. Like many of you, I was frustrated by the lack of public input into this process. Since this announcement, I have been actively involved with the school council at Agnew H. Johnston, most recently serving as its Chair during the 2017-2018 school year.

During my time as chair, I worked to ensure that parents were consulted regarding major decisions that would impact the school and their children. In addition, I organized fundraisers, advocated for parents, and served on a number of committees.

My focus as a trustee will be to:

- Bring a voice for parents with young children to the Board.

- Ensure that public consultation is an integral part of any major decision.

- Promote academic excellence, with a special focus on reversing the decline in mathematics.

- Factor in the unique circumstances of the region when making decisions.

- Promote the benefits of the Public school system.

- Ensure fiscal responsibility.

I was born and raised in Thunder Bay and attended Agnew and Sir Winston Churchill before continuing my education at Lakehead University and Queen’s University. I now work at Lakehead University as a professor in the Department of Economics.

Email: karl.skogstad@lakeheadu.ca

Phone: 807-356-0119

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/karlskogstad/vote-for-karl

Address:

611 Hyde Park Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1Y3

2018 City of Thunder Bay Elections