The nine trustees of the new Near North District School Board (NNDSB) were sworn in at its inaugural meeting last night. After declaring their oaths of office, trustees elected newcomers Erika Lougheed (Zone 2) as their Chair and Howard Wesley(Zone 4) as their Vice-Chair for the first year of the term. This Board will remain in office until 2026.
The Board is comprised of elected trustees Julie Ann Bertram, Chantal Phillips, Louise Sargent and Bill Steer for Zone 1, Erika Lougheed for Zone 2, Jeanie Fuscaldo for Zone 3, Howard Wesley for Zone 4 and Shane Hall for Zone 5. The Indigenous Trustee, appointed by the First Nations with which NNDSB has formal education service agreements (ESA), is Ashley St. Pierre of Moose Deer Point First Nation.
Past Chair Jay Aspin, who was not at the meeting, sent remarks that were delivered by Director of Education Craig Myles. Aspin congratulated the trustees on their election wins and encouraged them to continue the work accomplished in the past term.
Membership of trustees to the Board’s various committees was also determined and approved at last night’s meeting.
The next regular meeting of the Board takes place on Dec. 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.