New Chairperson Appointed to the Strait Regional School Board

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Port Hastings, NS:—School Board Member Francine Boudreau has been appointed as chairperson of the Strait Regional School Board by the Governor in Council. The appointment takes effect immediately. At the Strait Regional School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, voting for the office of Chair resulted in two tied ballots. According to the Strait Regional School Board’s Bylaws, when a vote and a subsequent vote results in a tie, the Superintendent of the Board advises the Governor in Council through the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. The Education Act provides that where the majority of members do not agree on the choice of chair, the Governor in Council will appoint a chair from among the members of the school board. “I am pleased to accept the appointment to serve as Chair of the Strait Regional School Board for the coming year. I look forward to continuing to work closely with all Board Members and senior staff in continuing the important business of the Board and in particular advancing our focus on supporting student achievement and success,” said Ms. Boudreau. The Strait Regional School Board will continue its Annual Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. - 30 – For more information, please contact: Francine Boudreau, Chair, Strait Regional School Board, 902-631-5010; Michelle Lucas, Communications Advisor, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 902-424-8307; Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications, 902-625-7093; deanna.gillis@srsb.ca