My name is Rob Learn, I’m a local businessman acclaimed to the trustee position of the Near North District School Board for Zone 3.
I come to the position with a passion for public education where every student is afforded the opportunities to learn, explore and develop, and a deep understanding of rural education and the importance community plays. Raised in the remote village of Restoule, I spent considerable time on busses attending Kindergarten, junior high school and high school. Today I am the father of three boys attending three different schools in the Near North family.
This coming term for the Near North, and it seems education in general in Ontario, will be an exciting one as parents and community undertake a revitalization of this essential service. For example, I am keen to see developments to revamp, make relevant the junior math curriculum.
At the Near North board in particular, no doubt, trustees have large responsibilities to bear in North Bay and Parry Sound where secondary school renewal must remain a top priority.
These and other initiatives will be successful because of the dedicated staff of the Near North board who are proven leaders in Ontario and can be counted on to take up the challenges facing them, our students and our communities.
Please know I always do my best to be available as your Zone 3 representative and I am looking forward to doing my part in the upcoming renewal of public education.