Five-term COPE School Trustee Allan Wong announced today that he has joined Vision Vancouver, building upon the experience, diversity and policy leadership of the Vision team serving on the Vancouver Board of Education.
“My priority has always been to provide strong advocacy for world-class public education in Vancouver, and I look forward to continuing work with my fellow Vision Vancouver trustees to ensure our students have the support they need,” said Trustee Allan Wong. “I am very proud of everything this School Board has accomplished to improve learning opportunities for Vancouver students of all backgrounds and aspirations, but we still have a lot more important work to do. Vision Vancouver is committed to strengthening our schools, communities, and public education system, and I am excited to be working with a positive team that reflects the full diversity of Vancouver.”
First elected with COPE in 1999, Wong was re-elected to the Vancouver Board of Education in 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011. As a former Vice-Chair of the Board and currently Chair of the Planning and Facilities Committee, he has been a leading advocate for seismic upgrading in schools and for stronger investments to support ESL programming and students with special needs. He has served on the City of Vancouver’s Race Relations Advisory Committee and defended the Vancouver School Board’s anti-homophobia policy against attacks from the NPA.
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