Melle seeks trustee role

Rob Melle Summerland candidate school board election November teacher job action ballot

Rob Melle, a candidate in this fall’s school board election, wants to help all students become successful.

“I believe in helping the students who struggle by setting up programs that are relevant to them,” he said.

During his 20-year career in education, he was instrumental in setting up an apprenticeship program in Central Okanagan School District 23. He would like to see a similar program expanding in the Okanagan-Skaha School District.

He also wants to acquire funding for the various school buildings, which he said will need improvements.

The education system itself is working smoothly and he would like to ensure this continues.

“It’s very well run and there are a lot of good programs in place,” he said.

The teacher job action, which has been going on since the start of the school year, concerns him and he would like to see the issue resolved.

In addition to his background in education and construction, Melle has also worked with the CIBC Run for the Cure fundraiser for 10 years, four of those as co-director of the run.

He has also been involved with the Blossom Run committee and has helped students show off their vehicles at car shows.

There are five candidates on the ballot for two Summerland spots on the Okanagan-Skaha School Board this fall.


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